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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Washington

Washington State University
WWAMI/Basic Medical Education
PO Box 643510
Morrill Hall Room 108
Pullman, WA 99164-3510

509-335-2602

www.wsu.edu/~wwami/body_donor/index.htm

High need
Cost to family: transportation outside eastern WA or northern ID
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request to funeral home or cemetery only
Body rejection: standard,* previous embalming, obesity, emaciation, distorting cancer, minor children

University of Washington
Willed-Body Program
Department of Biological Structure
School of Medicine
University of Washington
Box 357420
Seattle, Washington 98195-7420

(206) 543-1860

http://wbp.biostr.washington.edu/

Always needed
Cost to family: transportation outside most of King County; some help in other counties
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over-enrollment: not shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* previous embalming, obesity, emaciation, after12 hours

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

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2 Responses to “Washington”

  1. mdiep says:

    Please send via mail all pertinent paperwork for whole body donation. I am very interested in donating my body for scientific advancement. Thank you.
    Sincerely, Chef Jonathan McClelland

  2. mdiep says:

    Jon, you need to contact the medical schools directly for any forms they need filled out. There’s no “universal paperwork” that we can provide you.

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