The chances are good that you know someone who has made the decision to join a body donation program. Body donor programs across the country and around the world have enjoyed seeing an increasing number of people apply to be full body donors. People who pledge their bodies to science are considered to be very giving and thoughtful individuals. Here are a few of the main reasons a growing number of people are deciding to donate their bodies to science once they leave this earth.
Donated Bodies are Put to Very Good Use
A main reason many people decide to donate their bodies is because they know their bodies will be used to better mankind. Donated bodies are used today by researchers, scientists, doctors and medical students to find treatment and cures for diseases, to test new medical and surgical tools and to improve medical technology. Body donors are indeed leaving behind legacies as their generous donations are used to help improve the lives of people around the world. Knowing that once you die, your donated body will be used to help advance the medical field will provide you with a great deal of peace of mind.
It’s Easy and Convenient
Years ago, if you wanted to join a body donation program, you first had to spend a considerable amount of time doing research at a library in order to find body donor programs in your area. Then you’d have to spend time and money making phone calls, filling out and mailing applications, etc. Today however, things have changed considerably. Now, in order to find and join a program, all you need to do is sit down in front of your computer. This is because all the leading body donor programs are now online. You can find a program you like with ease, read through the program’s website to find answers to your questions and then submit your filled out application all with just a few clicks of a mouse. Donating your body to science today is indeed a very easy and convenient process to undertake thanks to the world wide web.
It Saves Money
Because body donor programs arrange to pick up the donor bodies shortly after death, it is impossible for the surviving family members to hold funerals and burials. This means that you and your family will save a whole lot of money when you’ve pledged your body to science as there will be no funeral and burial fees to pay. The donor program you join will most likely even pay for your cremation which means your surviving loved ones won’t have to pay anything related to your passing. Once your family receives your cremated remains, they are free to do what they wish. Many families decide to hold memorial services for their loved ones once they come in possession of the cremated remains.