Hospice & Professional Caregiver Info

Donation Process Support
For Hospice And Professional Caregivers

Let MedCure help guide your patients through the registration & donation process. Register a webinar, information brochures, or have your questions answered by one of our Education Directors.

Referring Hospice and Terminal Patients

Assisting Patients and Families Through the Donation Process

Patients facing a terminal illness often rely on medical professionals to guide them through making important end-of-life decisions, including their final arrangement options. As more people become interested in body donation as an alternative to traditional burial or cremation, having the information to counsel patients on the donation process could be a valuable resource.

Support For Medical Professionals

Interested in learning more about how MedCure can be an end-of-life resource for your patients and their families? We have knowledgeable Education Directors available to a webinar for your staff and to answer any questions you may have about the donation process. Contact us today to schedule an educational presentation for your organization.

No Cost To Be A MedCure Donor

We cover all expenses related to the donation process once a candidate for donation is accepted at the time of passing. This includes transportation, cremation, one certified copy of the death certificate, and either the direct return of cremated remains to the family within 8 – 12 weeks or a scattering at sea.

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When my patient passed away her body donation went very smoothly. Her wishes were carried out by MedCure when other programs told her no. Thank you so much for all you do.”

Marla F.

Pre-Screening For Hospice Patients

MedCure offers a pre-screening program for patients who are receiving hospice care or who have been given a life expectancy of 6 months or less. While it isn’t necessary for a patient or their family to complete the eligibility screening ahead of time, it does make the call to MedCure at the time of passing much easier on the family. You can download our Hospice Patient Registry Kit to help guide you through each step of the process.

Time Of Passing Procedure

1. Contact MedCure

MedCure should be called immediately at the time of the donor’s passing. We have Donation Coordinators available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist donor families.

2. Verify Donor Eligibility

A Donation Coordinator will ask screening questions and gather time of passing information to determine final acceptance. If the pre-screening was already completed, we will confirm any changes to their screening information.

3. Submit Donation Consent Forms

Completed documentation should be submitted within 24 hours of the donors passing and can be emailed to donate@medcure.org or faxed to 503-257-9101.

4. Transportation

MedCure will contact a local funeral home to assist in bringing the donor into our care. To ensure MedCure covers transportation expenses, family members are encouraged to not contact a funeral home themselves.

Education Request Form for Professional Caregivers

Upcoming Webinars

Hospice employees watching an educational presentation about the body donation process

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