Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death


All body donations in Illinois are handled through one agency.

Anatomical Gift Association
1540 S. Ashland Ave., Suite 104
Chicago, IL 60608


Urgent need
Cost to family: transportation
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation, return of cremated remains on request
Body rejection: under 18, embalming, autopsy, decomposition, infectious and communicable diseases

This material was collected during the research for “Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death,” Copyright Carlson and Slocum, 2011, Upper Access Books, Hinesburg, VT, All rights reserved. If you quote from this information, please give full credit and a link to this site. For any further permissions, contact .

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One Response to “Illinois”

  1. Suzy Spagat says:

    Unfortunately, the cost to donate is often more than just the transportation as you must contact a funeral home first. There was no other option given. Please review to confirm this common knowledge here in Illinois. By the way, their BBB rating currently is “F”.

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