December 23rd, 2009

The no-cost funeral: Donate your body

By Kelley Luckstein

Looking for a cheap funeral? Donate your body to science, and you may not have to pay a dime. That sounds crass, I know. But even a basic interment averages about $6,200 these days, and some people worry about the financial burden it places on their families…

 

It is possible to donate your body directly to a medical school or other institution, such as the Mayo Clinic…

 

"This is how good doctors get better. Nothing gets perfected unless it's practiced on cadavers," says Terry Regnier, director of anatomical services for the Mayo Clinic.

 

MSN Money by Donna Freedman, 12/22/09

Tags: cadavers, donate your body, Research

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