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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Michigan

University of Michigan
Medical School
Anatomical Donations Program
3767 Medical Science II Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-764-4359

www.med.umich.edu/anatomy/donors/

Urgent need
Cost to family: transportation to medical school
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* obesity, TB (some autopsy accepted)


Wayne State University

Medical School
Body Bequest Program
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201

313-577-1188
nights: 577-1198

www.med.wayne.edu/Anatomy/BEQUEST/index.html

Urgent need
Cost to family: transportation outside SE lower Michigan
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* recent major surgery, metastatic cancer, previous embalming


Willed Body Program

Dept. of Anatomy
E206 Fee Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1316

517-353-5398 8-5. M-F
At all other times call (517) 355-1855

www.rad.msu.edu:81/Anatomy/ WilledBodyProgram/tabid/333/Default.aspx

Urgent need
Cost to family: transportation to medical school outside of Ingham county
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* obesity, severe emaciation, recent major surgery

* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation or trauma, severe burn victim, meningitis, hepatitis, AIDS, and other contagious or communicable diseases

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