It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Making the decision to donate your body to science can be difficult because of the involvement of family and friends who may other desires, but making actual donation in the state of Missouri is easy. Your donation will go far to help scientists in their endeavors to understand the human body and finds cures that allow people to have better lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be donor?
Anyone can decide to become a donor.
How do I make my decision known?
Inform your family. Your family will be notified that you are a registered donor at the time of your death and that your legal consent to donate is being honored as directed by Missouri Law. You may want to inform them of your decision now so it will not be a surprise to them at a very difficult time.
Will my decision to donate affect the quality of my medical care?
NO. Donation only takes place after all efforts to save your life have been exhausted and death is legally declared.
Do I have to tell my family?
This is your decision. Your family will be notified of your decision to donate at the time of your death. You are strongly encouraged to inform family now so it will not be a surprise to them at a very difficult time.
Can my relatives make the donation decision?
If you have recorded your decision to be a donor and have not revoked that decision, then your relatives cannot make the decision for you.
Donation to Anatomical Gift Association
This package includes:
Local transfer of remains to funeral home
Basic services of director and staff/anatomical gift
Transfer to the anatomical gift association
1 day refrigeration
Additional costs: Additional services of director and staff, cash advance items, funeral merchandise, or sales tax.