You Can Donate Your Body To Science and Then Use a Bios Urn

Donating your body to science. Why do people do it, and what does it help?

Donating your body can come with many benefits. For those who don’t mind the process, body donation can help improve medical treatments and lead way to new research. Typically bodies are used for academia and research, especially when it comes to trying to understand certain diseases, and how these diseases affect the human body. The process of donation is thought to significantly help advance science, research, medicine, and other interconnected fields of research.

Anyone, regardless of if they have tattoos, pacemakers, or other physical alterations is welcome to donate, and there is no age limit applied. Often times, researchers are keen on finding those who have a specific illness or disease, as it could help advance their studies in being able to find out how best to cure it.

There are many programs which can be found through schools, or through private companies. Do your research and see which you feel is the best fit for you. Before signing up for a program, you can also request a registration packet to see how it works.
You can choose body donation as part of your pre-planning arrangements. We recommend checking out a few, and seeing which best suit your interests!

The benefits of choosing body donation or a similar program in advance, is that it also helps your family be prepared when the time comes, as they are able to honor your last wishes!

Using the rest of the cremated ashes with a Bios Urn

Another advantage of donating your body, aside from science and medicine, is that is can help with funeral fees. For those who are unable to afford a burial or cremation, this option could be a good solution as generally body donation comes with free cremation services. While each body donation program may vary slightly, they all provide transportation, cremation, copies of death certificates, and the return of the cremated remains – free of charge.

What many people have often wondered is if you can use the Bios Urn with cremated remains, after donating your body to science, and the answer is YES. Giving to science is one way to give back, and giving to the earth is another way to give back and both compliment each other. The Bios Urn can be used with any amount of ash from cremation, so it would work even with the smallest. If you, or your family has decided on body donation and would like to use a Bios Urn, let us know. It’s best to add both options to your pre-planning arrangements, so that everything is in order.

What are your thoughts on body donation, and using the cremated ashes with a Bios Urn?

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  1. Cindy says

    I have already donated my body and I love the idea of the bios urn. My family will know my final wishes when the time comes.
    Thank you!

  2. June W. Ashmore says

    I have had this notion to do the body donation after I die. I think I inherited all of my Mother’s and a few of my Dad’s aches and ailments! LOL I figured that maybe the parts won’t be savable, but the body can be used for research! There are many topics of medicine that I have had throughout my life. I am not smart enough to do any research, so I decided this is what I can do instead, to do my part! Plus our Bios Urns11111111111111111

  3. Terri Slaughter-Cabbell says

    How do you know where to donate your body? I’ve already discussed this with my family and they know I want to be cremated and put in a Bious Urn. Plus I have my husbands ashed and want his to be put in one and planted near mine.

    • Bios Urn says

      Hi Terri, different areas have different places. We suggest contacting a local university or hospital, as they can probably provide insight on some local places. There are also some websites which work to help you find donation programs!

  4. Carolyn Turner says

    I have donated my body to UT Southwestern Medical School And when the ashes are returned they will go into a Bios Urn, taken to Cottondale Cemetary and planted in the family Plot so when the Red Oak Tree grows it will shade their grvesites.

  5. Francine Richards says

    I would like to donate my body for science and also do the Bios Urn, but wanted 2 urn’s foe each son to plant a tree that blooms in June, is this possible

  6. Linda Ormond Giambrese says

    My husband and I both have decided to donate our bodies for research. We have had many of our loved ones pass not knowing exactly what they died from. Medical research is very important to both of us and if we can help find a cure for an illness by being the subject of education it would be wonderful. The Bios Urn is also a wonderful discovery to utilize life after death.

    • Bios Urn says

      Dear María, thank you for getting in touch with us. As this varies from country to country and depending on each insurance company, we suggest that you get in touch with your life insurance provider to pose the question, they should be able to confirm this to you. That way you can make sure you have everything in order. If you live in the US, this website is also very helpful and they should also be able to answer any questions you have: Best regards

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