Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

South Dakota

Body Donor Program
Lee Medical Building
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069

605-677-5555 body-donor-program.cfm

Urgent need
Cost to family: arterial embalming*; transportation at 65¢ per mile
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: has not occurred
Disposition: cremation/burial in a local cemetery; return of cremains by request, at expense of the family ($75)
Body rejection: autopsy, trauma, organ donation, infectious diseases

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One Response to “South Dakota”

  1. Angie Walth says:

    I would like information on whole body donation –

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