Anatomical Donation

Sometimes there is confusion regarding the difference between anatomical and organ donation. While organ donation is the process of giving one's organs for implantation into another for the purpose of improving or eradicating a poor health condition, anatomical donation involves the giving of one's whole body for study; this option is on the rise. For those who prefer it, it is often seen as not only a practical use of what remains but also a positive expression of continuing care for the  world one leaves behind. Many, for whom a commitment to education and research is central, find comfort and purpose in knowing that even after death they can still actively benefit society via their contribution to medical research and anatomical, surgical, or even forensic training. Among such individuals, added satisfaction may be found in possibly designating their gift to a particular, beloved college or to specific disease research. Anatomical donation is also sometimes selected by people who are passionate about animals and desire to reduce the need for animal testing. Whatever the impetus, final disposition is personal, and the correct choice is the one that's right for you. This is our deeply-held philosophy, and we work diligently and respectfully to ensure your wishes are honored and to help you through the process.

Anatomical donation - $1,995

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff (and overhead)
  • Removal of the deceased from the place of death
  • Embalming (as required by the Anatomical Board of the State of Florida)
  • Ground transportation to the Anatomical Board in Gainesville, Florida

In certain instances it is possible to designate an anatomical gift to a specific college.  If you are interested in this option, we can help.

For more information on anatomical donation in Florida, please give us a call or visit the board's page of Frequently Asked Questions.