UTN is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3)

Whole Body Donation

If cremation cost becomes a burden, an additional end-of-life option, is whole-body donation, which allows one to donate their body to advance medical science and make an impact on everyday lives. Whole-body donation is an altruism option and the individual is cremated after the gift is utilized. There are several benefits of whole-body donation which includes advancing medical science and supporting patient outcomes that enhance everyday lives. A further benefit is that whole-body donation covers the costs associated with the removal from the place of passing, transportation to one of our facilities, two certified copies of the death certificate and cremation costs. Cremated remains are returned to the family within 4-6 weeks and all cremations are performed by a licensed crematory.

United Tissue Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), AATB accredited, whole-body donation company. Our mission is to empower people who want to make a difference through whole-body donation by uniting them with professionals dedicated to the advancement of medical technology training and education.

If you’ve had a loved one recently pass away and are not sure how to cover the costs, we can help.

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UTN also covers all costs associated with

  • The removal from the place of passing
  • Transportation to one of UTN facilities
  • Two certified death certificates
  • Direct cremation fees

UTN donor program allows for each donor to be the underlying support for everyday lives, and there is no upper age limit to donate your body.


Cremation is an alternative to burial or other End of Life Options. Cremation is chosen due to lower costs, the flexibility of memorial service options and it is better for the environment. For individuals whose firm convictions encompass dignity and respect, or merely simplicity, cremation options offer the best of that tradition. The average cost of cremation is between $1,500 and $3,500, which is lower than a casket burial, but can result in a financial hardship for some individuals and their families.

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