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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

California

University of California
School of Medicine
Department of Cell Biology/Anatomy
Davis, CA 95616

916-734-9560

www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cellbio/donatedbodyprogram/

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation outside 50-mile radius
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: never occurred
Disposition: cremation; no return of cremains
Body rejection: standard,* advanced cancer, obesity, previous embalming, Kuru, Alzheimer’s, MLS, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, ALS, under age 18


UCI School of Medicine

Willed Body Program
252 Irvine Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3950

949-824-6061

www.healthaffairs.uci.edu/som/willedbody/

High need
Cost to family: transportation outside 100-mile radius
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: never occurred
Disposition: cremation, scattering off coast
Body rejection: standard,* previous embalming, Hepatitis B, Kuru, Alzheimer’s, MLS, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, ALS


University of California, San Diego

School of Medicine
Body Donation Program
La Jolla, CA 92093

858-534-4546

http://bodydonation.ucsd.edu

Moderate need
Cost to family: none
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared with permission
Disposition: cremation and scattering at sea
Body rejection: previous embalming, extreme obesity (400lb+), HIV, Hepatitis B or C


Bodies for Science Program

Loma Linda University
School of Medicine
24745 Stewart St.
Loma Linda, CA 92350

(909) 558-4301

www.llu.edu/llu/medicine/anatomy/willed.html

Moderate need
Cost to family: $300 transportation cost
Prior enrollment: preferred but not required
Over-enrollment: not shared
Disposition after study: cremation
Body rejection reasons: autopsy, obesity, communicable diseases


UCLA School of Medicine

Donated Body Program
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7340
310-794-0372

http://donatedbodyprogram.ucla.edu/

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation outside 75-mile radius
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; no return of cremains
Body rejection: standard,* previous embalming


Keck School of Medicine

USC Willed Body Program
1333 San Pablo Street, MMR-108
Los Angeles 90089-9143

323-442-1191

www.usc.edu/schools/medicine/agp/

Current donations meet need
Cost to family: transportation outside 50-mile radius
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request and at expense of family
Body rejection: standard*


Western University of Health Sciences

309 E Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766

909-469-5431
909-240-7273 (eves/weekends)

www.westernu.edu/xp/edu/comp/wbp.xml

Urgent need
Cost to family: none within so. Calif.
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard* (will accept some autopsied bodies


University of California-SF

School of Medicine, AC-14
San Francisco, CA 94143-0902

415-476-1981

http://anatomy.ucsf.edu/WBP/index.html

Urgent need
Cost to family: none in no. Calif.
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: not happened
Disposition: cremation, scattering; no return of cremains
Body rejection: under 18, standard,* Creutzfeldt-Jacob, infectious disease, trauma


Stanford University School of Medicine

Division of Human Anatomy
Willed Body Program
269 Campus Drive
C.C.S.R. Building, Room 0135
Stanford, CA 94305-5140

650-723-2404

http://med.stanford.edu/anatomy/donate/

Urgent need
Cost to family: transportation outside 75-mile radius
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: never occurred
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard*

* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation, severe burn victim, meningitis, hepatitis, AIDS, infectious diseases

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One Response to “California”

  1. I am interested in whether there are ANY organisiations that use EVERY PART OF a
    donated corpse -not just waste most of it as it seems to me to be going on. Can ANYONE tell me if there are such programs -maybe even using liquid nitrogen storage to help long term research that this would allow. Please let me know if such exist, and thank you already!

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