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Those who have given the gift of body donation have contributed to the advancement of treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, ALS, arthritis and degenerative joint disease, spinal injuries, hip replacement surgery, infectious diseases, heart disease and much more. Without the assistance of human body donation after death, we would not have the medical advancements that we see today.
U.S. Department of Labor data analyzed by NPR shows that since the Funeral Rule was last amended in 1994, prices have been going up faster than the rate of inflation.
Consumer Federation of America, Press Release, March 6, 2017, Pricing/Disclosures, Nation’s Largest Funeral Home Company Charges High Prices and Refuses to Disclose These Prices On Their Websites.