Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death


University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Cellular and Molecular Biology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Moderate need

Cost to family: transportation outside Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa counties
Prior enrollment: preferred
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* under 18, previous embalming, obesity

* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation, severe burn victim, meningitis, hepatitis, AIDS, and other contagious or communicable diseases


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2 Responses to “Arizona”

  1. Evelyn Stringham says:

    Do not want to stay with Biological Resources (FBI investigation.) Contact me at above or on how to donate. Do you also harvest food parts to help others?I am 84 and thought I’d found the right place!

  2. Barbara Sue Pelts says:

    I would like to know how to get pre-enrolled in the Body Donation. I have family, but they don’t have anything to do with me, so my choice upon my death would be to donate my body for whatever means necessary. I am 67 yrs old, bad health, I live on Social Security and no money for burial or cremation, this is my choice. Please send any info that would help me get this set up so I can put all my worries away and not have to worry with it anymore or give the problem of my death to any of my kids. Thank you Use the attached email or send to 9542 N 67th Dr, Peoria, AZ 85345 dob: 06/09/1950

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