Body donation research helps others live longer and stay healthier. Whole body donation enables all types of diseases including some of the most prevalent in today’s society. In addition, body donation contributes to the development of life saving drugs, improvements to critical surgical implant devices and education of future healthcare professionals.

Once death occurs, a licensed funeral establishment or mortuary will take the loved one into their care and prepare it for transportation to the research company’s location. After the donation is complete, the loved one is cremated and returned to the family. In most cases, the family go ahead with a memorial service although some do choose to wait for the remains to be returned.

Examples of how Science Care uses donated tissue:

  • Body Donation ResearchDementia and Alzheimer’s research
  • Parkinson’s research
  • Diabetes research
  • Arthritis research
  • Asthma and COPD research
  • MS and ALS research
  • Spinal cord injury research
  • Cancer research
  • Drug therapy research
  • Surgical education
  • Surgical device developmentBariatric and urologic surgical education
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • Orthopedic education

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