There is a significant need within the research, education, and technology industries for anatomical specimens. Whole-body donation helps to meet this need.
We currently work with six companies that work within these venues to improve life for generations to come. Families that recognize the value and need for this research and education, and want to participate in the program may apply to one of our partners to donate. If accepted, the company will take care of all mortuary charges.
To qualify, there should be no communicable or contagious diseases such as AIDS, HIV, tuberculosis, and, in most cases, hepatitis B and C (depending on current studies being conducted). Those who are morbidly obese or very emaciated might not qualify.
In the past, we have been able to place more than 90% of our applicants into studies.
Cancer does not disqualify a person!
Those who are on hospice may pre-register for the program with several of our partners.
Please don't hesitate to talk with us about these programs. Your generous gift may make a life-altering difference to someone's life in the future.
Breakthroughs and advancements in medicine come through research and education. We at San Jacinto Valley Mortuary thank you for considering whole-body donation.