Donation to a medical facility refers to an individual who chooses to ultimately gift their body to a medical facility for scientific research. In the state of Minnesota, there are two Anatomy Bequest Programs. One is at the University of Minnesota and the other is located at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. However, this is different than being an organ donor, as a person's whole body is donated for anatomical study. Several options are available for those who choose donations to a medical facility. A few of these options include a complete funeral service with donation replacing burial; immediate donation with a memorial service of remembrance; and finally, burial or cremation with no services. As with cremation, there are literally options within options available to provide a meaningful service of remembrance while still donating one's body. Carlson-Lillemoen funeral home can help you obtain the proper forms and information needed for eligibility to donate your body to a bequest program.
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