Benefits Of A Whole Body Donation

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A No-Cost Alternative

Saving your family money is important, but providing peace of mind is priceless.

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High Acceptance Rate

Almost everyone is eligible for whole body donation, even at the time of passing.

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Advancing Medicine

Body donation is essential to improve the quality of medical care and breakthroughs.

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Benefit Humanity

Each donor provides humanity with the ultimate gifts: possibility and progress.

Understanding Whole Body Donation

There are plenty of misconceptions out there when it comes to donating your body to scientific, medical, or educational purposes (i.e., “Anatomical Donation” or “Donating your body to science”). If you are considering becoming a donor, you probably have questions about the process. We want to help by providing some facts about Whole Body donation.

Read some of our frequently asked questions to learn more and see how you can help!

Whole Body Donation Is A Gift

Body donation for medical education and disease research impacts everyone’s quality of life.

Research For Life is a Whole Body donation organization working to bridge the gap between donors, medical educators, and disease researchers developing solutions for a more advanced “tomorrow.”

Through our work, we have helped to change the lives of thousands of families and continue to support the efforts of discovering innovative solutions, substantive therapies, educational training, and techniques in the versatile field of medicine.

To Benefit Humanity

Body donation is a real end-of-life option.

Whether you are ready to pre-register through our Donor Program, want to register to join the community of thousands of others who have decided to donate their body to make a difference, or have an immediate need to report a death—Research For Life is with you every step of the way.

All our programs offer no-cost services for transportation, cremation, and return of cremated remains if desired. We help donors and their loved ones fulfill their wish to aid researchers, educators, and clinicians in advancing science and medicine.

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Research For Life is a proud member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Our accreditation is characterized by our commitment to medical research and education. We happily provide a full spectrum of accredited tissue services for our research and educational partners in the United States and across the globe.

We are a licensed, accredited, and inspected Non-transplant Anatomical Donation Organization (NADO).

“The gift of donation is a selfless act of generosity. We work alongside families to ensure it remains just that, one donation at a time.”

Garland Shreves, CEO, Research For Life