Body Donation Process

  1. Body Donation ProcessDeath has occurred. Contact MedCure 1-866-560-2525. A Donation Coordinator will assist the family step by step.
  2. Medical history is obtained. A Donation Coordinator will ask questions about the donor’s medical history and answer eligibility questions.
  3. Funeral home transport. We will make all arrangements for a funeral home to provide transportation from the place of death to MedCure at our expense. We have contracted funeral homes throughout the U.S. that follow our specific guidelines. Please do not contact a funeral home before contacting us – this assures there will be no costs to the family.
  4. Anatomical specimens are recovered for medical research and education.
  5. Remains of the donor are cremated. Cremation takes place at an independent, licensed crematorium and each person is cremated individually. Family chooses to have cremated remains sent to them in approximately 6 to 12 weeks or entered into the sea through a memorial scattering.
  6. Letter of donation. If requested, a letter describing the medical research and/or education your donation fulfilled sent to family.