Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death


One agency coordinates all body donations within the state.

Human Gifts Registry
P.O. Box 835
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0835


Urgent need
Cost to family: transportation over $50, refrigeration over weekend
Prior enrollment: Preferred
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: autopsy, recent surgery, infectious diseases, embalming, emaciation, obesity, trauma

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3 Responses to “Pennsylvania”

  1. Thomas Burns says:

    I would like to receive more Info. Considering donating my body to the Sciences.

  2. Dennis Stainbrook says:

    Please give me more info about donating my body to a medical school. Thank you Dennis

  3. Just looking for information

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