Cremation is an alternative to burial or other forms of disposal. Cremation is chosen due to lower costs, the flexibility of memorial service options and it is better for the environment. For individuals whose firm convictions encompass dignity and respect, or merely simplicity, cremation options offer the best of that tradition. The average cost of cremation is between $1,500 and $3,500, which is lower than a casket burial, but can result in a financial hardship for some individuals and their families.
The Cost Free Alternative
If the cost of cremation becomes a burden, an additional end-of-life option, is whole-body donation, which allows one to donate their body to advance medical science and make an impact on everyday lives. Whole-body donation is an altruism option and the individual is cremated after the gift is utilized. There are several benefits of whole-body donation which includes advancing medical science and supporting patient outcomes that enhance everyday lives. A further benefit is that whole-body donation covers the costs associated with the removal from the place of passing, transportation to one of our facilities, two certified copies of the death certificate and cremation costs. Cremated remains are returned to the family within 4-6 weeks and all cremations are performed by a licensed crematory.
UTN REGISTRATION PROCESS
A consent form is required, and the donor as well as the family will be supplied information about policies and procedures that will take place after the potential donor is deceased.
From the moment you register, the safety of the medical professionals is extremely important to the organization. UTN tests all donors for infectious diseases utilizing a CLIA-certified laboratory prior to the placement of any tissue with qualified training organizations. In addition, a complete medical-social history is provided for each donor. This provides information on the donor such as past surgical history, cancer, heart health, bone health and other key factors that may impact the overall experience for the surgeon. Be as that may, your personal information is kept confidential to protect the donor and the donor’s family.
UTN also covers all costs associated with:
- The removal from the place of passing
- Transportation to one of UTN facilities
- Two certified death certificates
- Direct cremation fees
UTN donor program allows for each donor to be the underlying support for everyday lives, and there is no upper age limit to donate your body.
READY TO REGISTER WITH UTN?
Just complete the contact form to the right. Inquiries will be answered within 24 hours.
For immediate response, please call 877-738-6111.