A popular notion lately is that donating one’s body for medical research is a good way to avoid or reduce funeral and burial costs. It may not be that easy!
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the cause of death, not all remains are suitable for medical research use. In the case of an accident, certain illnesses, or other causes of death, the body may no longer be in acceptable condition, and anatomical donation may be declined.
Consumers wanting anatomical donation should always have an alternate funeral plan in place, in the event donation is not possible. For more information on this topic, please click on the Funeral Q & A Column heading on this site, where there is a sample question about anatomical donation.
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