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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Tennessee

Anatomical Gift Program
East Tennessee State Univ.

Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biol.
Quillen College of Medicine
Box 70582
Johnson City, TN 38614-1708

866-968-3668 (1-866 YOU DON8)

www.etsu.edu/com/acb/agp/anatomical.aspx

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation beyond 30 mi. or if other than contract mortician
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over-enrollment: occasionally shared
Disposition: cremation/burial or scattering; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard*, under 18, embalming, over 230 lbs.

Anatomical Bequest Program
University of Tennessee

Department of Anatomy
855 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38163

901-448-5978 days, or
901-448-2640

www.uthsc.edu/anatomy-neurobiology/ ABPFAQ.php

Moderate need
Cost to family: none in state if preenrolled
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over-enrollment: not happened
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard*, obesity or emaciation
Anatomical Donation Program
Meharry Medical College

1005 Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

615-327-6692

www.mmc.edu/education/medical/ anatomical/index.html

Great need
Cost to family: transportation over 200 mi. radius
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard*, obesity

Vanderbilt Anatomical Donation Program
406 Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232-0130

615-322-7948 (24 hrs.)

www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/ vumc.php?site=anatomical_gift

Low need at present but check
Cost to family: transportation beyond 50 mi.
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation/burial; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard*, obesity, recent surgery

Forensic Anthropology Center
(The Body Farm)
Department of Anthropology
250 South Stadium Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-0760

(865) 974-4408

http://web.utk.edu/~fac/donation.shtml

Cost to family: transportation over 200 mi. radius and/or outside of TN
Prior enrollment: not required but preferred
Over-enrollment: not happened
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: AIDS virus, Hepatitis (A,B, or C), TB, antibiotic resistant bacterial infections such as MRSA.

* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation, severe burn victim, infectious diseases, AIDS

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2 Responses to “Tennessee”

  1. mdiep says:

    I want to donate my body when I pass away

  2. donating my body for research is the best gift I couid ever give it will help the human race

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