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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

District of Columbia

George Washington University
Department of Anatomy
2300 -I- St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

202-994-3511

www.gwumc.edu/anatomy/bodydonor.html

High need
Cost to family: transportation beyond a 50-mile radius
Prior enrollment: not required
Over enrollment: has not occurred
Disposition: cremation, return of cremains on request
Body rejection: under 18, autopsy, missing thoracic organs, burn victim, decomposition, AIDS, infectious disease


Georgetown University

School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy
3900 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20007

202-687-1219 8:50-5 M-F
202-625-0100 (other times)

www2.georgetown.edu/som_old/48070.html

Urgent need
Cost to family: transportation beyond 50-mile radius
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: has not occurred
Disposition: cremation, return of cremains on request
Body rejection standard*, under 20, previously embalmed, widespread cancer, obesity


Howard University

College of Medicine
Department of Anatomy
Washington, DC 20059

202-806-6555
202-726-1089

http://medicine.howard.edu/education/departments/ anatomy/anatomical-gifts.htm

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation beyond 50 miles
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation
Body rejection: standard*

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

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