The scientific and medical community relies on the generosity of those willing to donate their bodies to help educate the next generation of scientists. After care expenses, including legal fees and eventual cremation or burial, are typically paid for by the organization receiving the donation.

This option is best explored well in advance of a death, because each program has its own requirements; not all bodies are eligible for donation.


UW Medicine
Seattle, WA
(206) 543-1860

WSU College of Medicine
Spokane, WA
(509) 368-6600

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, WA
(425) 739-8306


Portland, OR
(866) 670-1799

Portland, OR
(866) 560-2525

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
(503) 494-8302

Western University of Health Sciences
Lebanon, OR
(541) 259-0256

To be added to this list, please contact us.