Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death


Dept. of Health & Human Resources
Bureau of Anatomical Services
1901 Perdido St.
New Orleans, LA 70112-1393

504-568-4012 or 504-568-2165 anatomical_services.aspx

Moderate need

Shreveport, Anatomy Dept.
318-675-5320 days
318-675-6160 (Security office)

Tulane, Anatomy Dept.
504-988-5255 days
504-568-4012 nights

Cost to family: none if previously registered and death is in state or within 200-mile radius
Prior enrollment: not required, but priority given to registered donors
Over-enrollment: shared within state
Disposition: cremation; cremains returned by request
Body rejection: autopsy, burn victim, embalming if trocar is used, decomposition, obesity, HIV and infectious diseases, trauma

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  1. would like to be come a donor

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