Greater Number of Arizona Residents Choosing To Donate Their Bodies

According to recent statistics, more people are choosing to donate their body to science instead of having a traditional burial.

Between 2017 and 2018, there was an increase of 20 percent in the numbers of Arizona residents who donated their body to science. At the moment, 47,000 people are registered to do the same.

Katrina Hernandez from an accredited body donation company, Science Care, believes the numbers are increasing due to noble reasons.

“I think a lot of people find purpose with body donation and serving future generations,” said Hernandez.

You can donate your body to science as soon as you turn 18, but the majority of people deciding to do so are in their 60s and 70s.

The donated bodies are used for education and the improvement of surgical techniques, such as medical device research and organ donation techniques.

“Without body donation, organ procurement could not take place. Organ donation actually stands on the shoulders of body donation, so all of the practices that take place to make sure the organ transplant is successful would probably be the most impacting,” she explained.

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