Body Donation Blog

Bereavement Counseling

A Look Into Complicated Grief and Noticing The Signs For Help Grief is a natural response to loss. While it is a universal experience, every personal experience can differ. While conventionally grief is an emotional response, extreme cases can have physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual, and philosophical responses. The continuing, heightened state of mourning [...]more

Identifying and Caring for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia can be demanding. There are constant worries of deteriorating behavior, making the best choices for their well-being, and if the care they are receiving is adequate. There are ways to ease this difficult journey. First is by remembering that you are not alone. More than [...]more

Appreciation Dinner for Hospice

Video Content: Research For Life Appreciation Dinner for Hospice June 11, 2021 Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes Celebrating our Hospice Heroesmore

A Deep Dive into The History of Cadaver Use and Whole Body Donation

The use of cadavers to further education of the human body was developed in the third century with the establishment of the school of Greek medicine in Alexandria. Before human dissection, knowledge of medicine was based largely on observation, supposition, the study of animals, and the examination of human bones. In the early 3rd Century, [...]more

Consent: The Basics

Let's talk about consent. Consent forms, though the concept seems very straight forward, are critical in the donor process. Some things to know about consent forms: Exactly what are you consenting to What organizations do you want to donate to? Do prefer your gift to be used for educational or research purposes? What are some [...]more

The Importance of Caregivers

Professional caregivers and hospice aides give more than just physical help through their work. They are also there to provide emotional and moral support while always providing a level of comfort to their patients. The end of life stages undoubtedly will be filled with ups and downs that families and patients have to work through. […]


Funeral Burial, Cremation, Whole Body Donation: What is the best option for you?

Death, though a natural part of life, does not come without fiscal burden or emotional stress. When you think about an end of life option, your mind likely goes to the choices of either a traditional burial or a cremation. Two well-known options; but both seeing consistently rising price rates for many years. From December […]


The Importance of Accreditation in the Whole Body Donor Industry

This video explores the differences between accreditation and non-accreditation and why it is important to choose an AATB-accredited organization when you are researching whole body donation. Video Content: Research For Life CEO, Garland Shreves discusses the importance of accreditation in the whole body donor industry.


Some Compelling Reasons to Consider Donation your Body to Science

There is no doubt that anatomical donation is a benevolent gift that has the power to advance medical research and impact the quality of medical care and breakthroughs for generations to come. But, are there other reasons why someone would want to donate their body to science? Reason #1: Donating a body to science saves […]