Whole Body Donation for Medical Education & Science
A cost-free alternative to traditional funeral and cremation services
We understand that making end-of-life decisions can be overwhelming. Donating your body, or your loved one’s body, to medical education is one of the most meaningful decisions you can make to help the lives of others now and into the future.
Since 2009, we have helped nearly 12,000 families mitigate or eliminate final expenses and contribute to medical education. Individual whole body donation contributes to thousands of people’s successful medical procedures.
The United Tissue Network Process
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UTN is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) and Accredited Organization
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Work with UTN for a better and more meaningful experience.
With United Tissue Network You Will
Save $1,200 – $7,000 in final expense and cremation costs on average
Have certainty that your loved one’s body will be used for education
Be supported by a Dedicated Donor Services Coordinator
Receive two death certificates
Receive ashes in a TSA-approved container
Experience 24/7 Local Donor Support
Receive bar-coded cremated remains to assure you/your loved ones remains are yours (scanned in/out)
Have confidence that you, or your loved one, will be taken care of wherever they are
We handle the entire process and cover all the costs of the transport from the place of passing, the cremation, and returning ashes to you, if you wish.
Whole Body Donation: Donate My Body To Science
Deciding to donate your body to science is a priceless gift to help advance medical technology, training, and education.
Whole Body Donation provides human tissue for a variety of programs including:
Once you have registered with United Tissue Network, it does not prohibit a donor’s wishes for organ donation.
United Tissue Network will coordinate with the local organ procurement organization to ensure that all organs and tissue viable for transplant take first priority before transporting the donor to one of our facilities. This allows for the body donation to be completely utilized while honoring the wishes of the donor.
Benefits of Whole Body Donation for Science
How does the process of whole body donation to science work?
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It is our honor to provide you with all the information needed to make an informed and generous decision about donating your body to science.
United Tissue Network (UTN) is dedicated to honoring the intent of its donors by working with the most innovative and ethical medical educators around the world.
United Tissue Network (UTN) is accredited by The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), which is a professional, 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization.