Donating your body to science is a noble way of giving to the future. Many people are willing to give their bodies to aid medical research; however, there is more to it than just notifying your family and the university.
The first thing to be aware of is that even if you donate your body to science, there is no guarantee that the university will accept your body. As a result, it is a good idea to let your family know how you would like your funeral to take place in case the university declines your body.
If the university accepts your body, once they have completed their studies, they will arrange for a cremation to take place.
There are still options for conducting a funeral service if the body is accepted by the university. Instead of having a standard service, you can have what is commonly known as a memorial service.
A memorial service is basically a standard funeral service, with the only difference being that the body and coffin are not present. This service can be held anywhere from the cemetery, to our chapel, to a family house or a park. A memorial service is the perfect opportunity to personalise the funeral, as you are not limited to cemeteries and chapels.