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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

South Carolina

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Branch campus at the Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC
864-455-1010
www.ghs.org

The Greenville Hospital System has a new and growing anatomical donation program and they’re seeking donors from all parts of South Carolina.

Anatomical Gift Program
Medical University of SC

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
173 Ashley Ave. BSB 601,MCS 508
Charleston, SC 29425-5080

843-792-3521

www.muschealth.com/giving/anatomgift.htm

Moderate to high need
Cost to family: transportation
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: not yet
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request and expense of family ($600)
Body rejection: standard,*over-enrollment, other at discretion of university

 

Gift of Body Program
Univ. of SC School of Medicine

Dept. of Developmental Biol. & Anat.
Columbia, SC 29208

803-733-3369

www.med.sc.edu/giving/gift.of.body.asp

Donations exceed need at this time
Cost to family: none; transportation provided within state
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* previous embalming, under 18, dementia, radio-active implants or treatment

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

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2 Responses to “South Carolina”

  1. KWest says:

    Please note that the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has a branch campus at the Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC, with more information at http://www.ghs.org, phone number 864-455-1010. The GHS has a nascent body donor program, and is looking for donors throughout South Carolina.

  2. Josh Slocum says:

    Thanks so much! We’ve updated this page and I’ll pass this along to the Funeral Consumers Alliance of South Carolina, whose membership is the most likely demographic to be interested.

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