Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death


Body Donation Program
Oregon Health Science University

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
School of Medicine, L341
Portland, OR 97239-3098

503-494-8302 school-of-medicine/bodydonation/

Urgent need
Serves Western State Chiropractic.and 50 other programs in OR and WA.
Cost to family: transportation outside a 30-mile radius, check w. program
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* obesity

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

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One Response to “Oregon”

  1. melanie workman says:

    I would like to know what the obesity schedule would be- my mother is 71, post stroke and weighs appx 165lbs and is appx 5’3″ . Would she be rejected for weight standards?

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