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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Georgia

Emory University School of Medicine
Body Donor Program
Department of Cell Biology
1648 Pierce Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322-3030

404-727-6242

http://cellbio.emory.edu/body_donor_program.cfm

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation
Prior enrollment: required, 90-day wait
Over-enrollment: not occurred
Disposition: cremation; cremains returned by request
Body rejection: standard*, under 18, embalming


Morehouse School of Medicine

720 Westview Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

404-752-1560, 9-5 M-F
404-752-1500, other times

Cost to family: transportation beyond 50 miles
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: not occurred
Disposition: cremation; cremains returned by request
Body rejection: standard*, under 10


Anatomical Donation Program

Dept. of Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Medical College of Georgia
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912-9974

706.721.3731

www.mcg.edu/som/cba/BodyDonation/

Moderate need
Cost to family: refrigeration, transportation beyond 75 miles
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: not occurred
Disposition: cremation; cremains returned by request
Body rejection: standard*, under 18, recent surgery, jaundice, obesity


Anatomical Donation Program

Mercer University School of Medicine
1550 College St.
Macon, GA 31207

478-301-2433 weekdays or
478-301-2970 24 hours

http://medicine.mercer.edu/files/ADP_donorpacket06.pdf

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation beyond 50 miles
Prior enrollment: required at least 90 days prior to death
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; cremains returned by request
Body rejection: standard*, demyelinating diseases, antibiotic-resistant diseases, obesity or extreme wasting, bedsores


Life University College of Chiropractic

Anatomical Donor Program
Dept. of Anatomy
1269 Barclay Cir.
Marietta, GA 30060

770-426-2718
770-805-9777

High need
Cost to family: transportation to funeral home/initial embalming
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; cremains returned by request
Body rejection: standard*, 250 lbs.* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation, severe burn victim, meningitis, hepatitis, AIDS, and other communicable and contagious diseases.

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3 Responses to “Georgia”

  1. Richard A. Gore says:

    Compare Emory body donor cost with Neptune cost

  2. Jeff Seiple says:

    The Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Body Donation Program covers the cost of transportation, preparation, and cremation on all accepted donors. The College presents the cremated remains of the donor back to their legal next of kin at their annual memorial service. All families are invited to that service.

  3. mdiep says:

    I should emphasize that the Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Body Donation Program only utilizes donors for training our future doctors. My job is to work with our donor families and assist them in making the process as stress-free as possible. Being a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Georgia, I treat each family with respect and put their minds at ease. Our donors are so gracious and kind to donate to our College’s donor program. Our first-year medical students raise money, each year, to provide and treat all donor families to a catered breakfast on the morning of our annual memorial service. Each donor’s cremains are officially presented to their legal next of kin as their name is read out loud during the service! I have been associated with this great College for three years as the Director of Body Donation. I always have family members approach me about donating their bodies to medical science after the annual memorial service concludes. They are always inspired by the professionalism and dedication of our medical students!

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