Listings for End of Life / Body and Organ Donation

End of Life

Having conversation with family, your health care professionals, and close friends is important to planning your end of life care. Organizations, like PCOA, can help you begin those conversations and give you reliable information on filling out your advanced directives. These plans allow you to have the care and treatment that you would want in the event that you no longer have the ability to make the decisions on your own.

Body and Organ Donation

To be an organ donor, you can contact the Donor Network of Arizona, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), or you can simply indicate your decision to be an organ donor on your driver’s license. If you wish to be a body or organ donor, be sure to discuss this with your loved ones and doctor ahead of time. Body donation programs will not accept bodies over the objections of loved ones. It is not necessary to include your decision to be an organ or body donor in your will. Certain conditions may make a body unsuitable for donation, such as hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, MRSA, tuberculosis, major surgery or trauma, obesity, suicide, organ donation, objections of loved ones, or delay in the notification of death. The length of time a donated body is generally used is from a few weeks to two years, depending on the scientific purpose(s) it is used for. Common uses of a donated body can include: doctor training, developing new surgical procedures, testing of new medical devices such as joint replacements, and research into numerous diseases and conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cancer, and schizophrenia.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories


Biogift

17819 NE. Riverside Pky., Ste. C
Portland, OR 97230

(866) 670-1799 | (503) 670-1799

Fax: (503) 670-1834

http://www.biogift.org/

description
Biogift accepts full body donations from all over the United States. Biogift cannot take bodies that have been used for organ donation, except eye donation. Cremated remains are returned in 8-12 weeks after death.

costs
All donation costs are paid for by Biogift.

Donor Network of Arizona

201 W. Coolidge st.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

(602) 222-3800 | (800) 447-9477

https://www.dnaz.org/

description
Donor Network of Arizona serves five organ transplant centers in Arizona and shares organs regionally and nationally through the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

business hours
Open 24 hrs

Science Care

Body and Organ Donation

2001 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Ste 175
Phoenix, AZ 85027

(800) 417-3747

Fax: (602) 331-4344

http://www.sciencecare.com

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Science Care accepts full-body donations from every state except New Jersey, Arkansas, and Minnesota. All costs of body donation are paid for by Science Care, including cremation after use. When possible and at the request of the donor, they will collaborate with organ donation organizations. If desired, cremated remains are returned to loved ones 3–5 weeks after death. For people who are in hospice or facing imminent death, Science Care’s HOPE® Program may be able to provide guaranteed acceptance. This means that the cost of cremation will still be paid for by Science Care if, for some reason, they are not able to use the body for science. Call or visit their website for more information and donation forms. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

service area
Ajo,Amado,Arivaca,Avra Valley,Benson,Casa Grande,Catalina,Chino Valley,Green Valley,Marana,Mesa,Nogales,Oracle,Oro Valley,Phoenix,Picture Rocks,Prescott,Rio Rico,Sahuarita,Sierra Vista,Sun City,Three Points,Tubac,Tucson,Vail,Yuma

costs
No Cost Cremation Services

Southwest Institute for Bio-Advancement (SWIBA)

Body and Organ Donation

4541 S. Butterfield Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85714

(800) 723-3031

Fax: (520) 795-2084

http://www.swibadonor.org/

description
The Tucson-based company accepts whole-body donations. We may or may not take bodies that have been used for organ donation. If requested, cremated remains are returned to loved ones within a few weeks of death. All the costs of donation, including cremation after use, are paid for by SWIBA. Call or visit their website for more information and donation forms. Pre-registration is not required.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Willed Body Program

P.O. Box 245045
Tucson, AZ 85724

(520) 626-6083

http://bodydonation.med.arizona.edu/

description
It is not necessary to be a full-time Arizona resident, but death must occur in Arizona. They cannot accept bodies that have been used for organ donation, except eye donation. The cost of body donation, including cremation after use, is paid for by the Willed Body Program. Cremated remains will not be returned to family members, so discuss your decision with relatives beforehand. Call or visit their website for complete information and to get donation forms. Pre-registration is required for this program.

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