Medical body donation is a dignified and meaningful way for you or a loved one to contribute to the furthering of science and medicine while making a positive impact on humankind. Walker & Walker assists with the coordination of donations, which are gifts of organs and tissues for medical research and education.
Our partner LifeLegacy donates organs and tissues to reputable academic, corporate, and government research and education institutions. Donated remains are used in numerous ways, including research on cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many other diseases. At the time of transition, LifeLegacy will determine if your loved one is a qualified donor under their specific program requirements. If your loved one meets the donation criteria, the organization will pay for the basic cremation service as well as for transporting your loved one to the donation facility. The only costs not covered are those for medical examiner transportation fees and additional death certificates.
Please note: It’s best to have started the eligibility process before the time of transition.
LifeLegacy offers a no-cost cremation option following the donation, allowing you to request the return of the cremated remains.
For additional information on whole body donation and the possibility of qualifying for free cremation services, visit www.lifelegacy.org.
Call Walker & Walker to begin the process of registering for body donation 936-687-2255.