Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death


University of Utah
Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy
401 MREB
20 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-3401

801-581-6728 8-5 M-F
581-2121 other times index.html

Cost to family: transportation outside 50-mile radius
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains on request
Body rejection: standard,* obesity, jaundice, recent surgery, young child or infant

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

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