Anatomical (whole body) donations are one of the most compassionate alternatives to a funeral. Anatomical donations are also a great gift to the future of humankind. They are a gift of life!
How can a whole body donation be a gift of life? Unlike donating blood or registering as an organ donor, the benefits of whole body donation after death may seem to offer less obvious benefits to humankind. This impression is far from the truth. Anatomical donation is the time of death gift of organs and tissues for medical research and education. The donation of a body to science gives researchers one of the most important resources necessary for future advancements in medicine, an anatomical gift: the human body.
Anatomical donations can make miracles happen.
Your gift will help the medical community to create a world where people live longer, healthier lives -- lives filled with memories, independence, and opportunities. Your gift provides the ability to find cures for debilitating conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's, dementia, diabetes, Parkinson's, heart and neurological conditions and much more. In addition, your gift will contribute to the development of life saving drugs, creation of new surgical implant devices, and education of the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Across the country, knowledge about whole body donation programs in the U.S. is rapidly increasing. In fact, body donation to science is currently the fastest growing trend among funeral alternatives. The generous gift of body after death is a compassionate alternative to a traditional funeral.
At Bay Area Mortuary Services, we coordinate with agents nationwide to provide No Cost Anatomical Donation / Cremations. The body donation organization covers all costs associated with donation which include: transportation, cremation, death certificate and timely return of cremated remains to family (if requested).
Anatomical donation is almost always an option, even when transplantation is not. We only work with accredited organizations to ensure that medical, technical and administrative duties are maintained to the highest level of quality. Anatomical donation arrangements are only done through reputable academic, government research and education institutions. A highly trained and compassionate Donor Coordinator from the donor agency will assist the donor's family or representative throughout the entire donation process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With the ability to help others, obtain solace, acquire quick closure, and refrain from death care's financial burdens, more and more individuals today are selecting anatomical body donation to science.
No matter what the reason for choosing to make an anatomical donation, the gift allows individuals to leave a legacy.