The Humanity Gifts Registry is a non-profit agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerned primarily with the receipt and distribution of bodies donated to all medical and dental schools in the state for teaching purposes. The Registry, formerly called the Anatomical Board, has been in existence since 1883. Doctors
Below are our member schools:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
The Commonwealth Medical College
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Humanity Gifts Registry was professional. If your loved one dies on the weekend, you will not receive a call from them until Monday, which I was a little surprised by. I was disappointed to see that we were sent a $800 bill for transporting my father's body one mile from the hospital to the medical school. It would seem as if Penn's medical school resources could cover the cost of this donation.
Humanity Gifts Registry is a body donation organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Donating your body to science for medical research, training, or special needs like forensic testing is one of the most meaningful and cost-effective after-death funeral options a person can choose. You should take care in evaluating all of your body donation options, and when possible, pre-enrolling in one. Always make a back-up plan, though, since sometimes bodies aren't accepted and you and your family will need to know how to proceed with your death-care.