University of Wisconsin
Dept. of Anatomy
1290 Medical Science Center
1300 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-2800 or 0143
Cost to family: none, university picks up body within state
Prior enrollment: required
Over-enrollment: shared within state
Disposition: cremation; return of cremains by request
Body rejection: standard,* under 18, obesity, emaciation, recent major surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dept. of Cell Biol. & Anatomy
Anatomical Gift Registry
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Cost to family: transportation; administrative fee
Prior enrollment: preferred but not required
Disposition: cremation/scattering in school park; no return of cremains
Body rejection: standard,* under 18, previous embalming, obesity, systemic cancer* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation, severe burn victim, AIDS, meningitis, hepatitis, other infectious diseases
* autopsy, decomposition, mutilation, severe burn victim, meningitis, hepatitis, AIDS, MRSA, or other diseases
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