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.

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FEMA Money to Pay for COVID Deaths

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that it will begin applications for reimbursement for funeral expenses of deaths due to Covid. When you read the word “funeral,” understand that it means any form of disposition of the body. The term includes burial, cremation, and other forms of disposition. It is not restricted only to “a ceremony with the body present.” This will begin in April 2021. For more information we are directing you to FCA's website.


  • 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.

  • By Anna Lucente Sterling, New York City, Published 6AM ET, June 09, 2022 'Human composting' could soon become legal in New York.

  • Press Release, June 21, 2022 - Federal Trade Commission Urged to Update Its Funeral Rule to Require Online Price Posting by Funeral Homes With Websites.