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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

West Virginia

Marshall University
School of Medicine
Human Gift Registry
1542 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV 25704

304- 696-7382; after hours 412-1903 or 412-0918 or 453-1751

http://musom.marshall.edu/anatomy/hgr/index.asp

Donations exceed need at the present time
Cost to family: transportation outside state (state sets rate for reimbursement within)
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* previous embalming, sepsis, TB, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, fetal death

 

WV School of Osteopathic Medicine
400 N. Lee St.
Lewisburg, WV 24901

304-647-6208; after hours, 445-2700

Moderate to urgent need
Cost to family: transportation beyond 400 miles
Prior enrollment: not required
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard*

 

Human Gift Registry
WV University School of Medicine

4052 Health Science Center North
Morgantown, WV 26506

304-293-6322

http://anatomy.hsc.wvu.edu/hgr/index.html

Moderate need
Cost to family: transportation outside 150 miles (state has transportation contract)
Prior enrollment: preferred
Over-enrollment: shared
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* under 18, herpes, TB, therapeutic radio nuclide treatment

* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation, severe burn victim, meningitis, hepatitis, AIDS, other infectious diseases

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