Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death


Palmer College of Chiropractic
Dept. of Anatomy
1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803

563-323-9712 (8-4:30 M-F)
563-355-4433 (all other times)

Moderate need
They didn’t have time to give updated information. Old information incomplete or incorrect we were told.

Des Moines University

Osteopathic Medical Center
3200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312

515-271-1481 (8-4:30)
515-271-1400 (all other times)

Urgent need
Cost to family: school pays up to $300 for transportation
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over enrollment: not shared
Disposition: Cremation; return of cremated remains by request
Body rejection: standard*, under 18, missing limbs

Deeded Body Program

University of Iowa
Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Bowen Science Bldg.
Iowa City, IA 52242

319-356-1616 (after hours)

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation; embalming if not delivered within 10 hours
Prior enrollment: required
Over enrollment: shared by request
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard*, obesity

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

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