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Non-academic Whole Body Donation Programs

Most of these companies provide body parts for non-transplant purposes including research and medical training. There is usually no expense to the family, even for out-of-state shipping. The consent form should be explicit that the body will be surgically divided. Some body parts may be shipped outside the U.S. Most of these deal with both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Any unused or already-used body parts will be cremated and returned to the family when so requested although some of the end users dispose of tissue as medical waste.

Alabama Organ Center (works with IIAM), nonprofit

Anatomy Gift Registry, Maryland, non-profit, has training facility and own crematory

Anatomy Sharing Network, Indiana, for-profit

BioCare, New Mexico, suspended, being sued by donor families

BioGift, Oregon, for-profit

Donor Services of Indiana, nonprofit. Works with Life Legacy in Arizona

International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM)- now operating under Musculosketal Transplant Foundation, nonprofit,

Gifts for Life, Hawaii, nonprofit, has training facility

Life Legacy, Arizona, non-profit, AATB accredited

LifeQuest Anatomical, Pennsylvania, for-profit

LifeScience Anatominical, Nevada, for-profit

Medcure, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, for-profit

Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI), Tennessee, non-profit, AATB accredited, training facility, Genesis is the body donation arm

Medical Education and Research of Nevada (MERIN) Generations Donation, Nevada, non-profit, also runs Platinum Training LLC for profit,

Research for Life, Arizona, for-profit, (started by funeral home owner)

United Tissue Network (UTN), Arizona and Oklahoma, non-profit, AATB accredited.

ScienceCare, Arizona and Colorado, for-profit, has training facility, AATB accredited

As this is an emerging field, there will undoubtedly be more to add to this list.
Let us know of any others:

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