Listings for End of Life Planning / Body and Organ Donation

End of Life Planning

Having conversations with family, health care professionals, and close friends are important for planning your end-of-life care. Organizations like PCOA can help you begin those conversations and give you reliable information on filling out your advanced directives. In addition, these plans allow you to have the care and treatment you would want if you no longer can make the decisions on your own. The sub-categories here will assist you in this process. In the future, the Arizona Advance Directive Registry will be hosted and maintained by a healthcare organization called Health Current. As a result, a person’s end-of-life care plans will be accessible by healthcare professionals as part of their electronic health record.

Body and Organ Donation

To be an organ donor, you can contact the Donor Network of Arizona, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), or you can simply indicate your decision to be an organ donor on your driver’s license. If you wish to be a body or organ donor, be sure to discuss this with your loved ones and doctor ahead of time. Body donation programs will not accept bodies over the objections of loved ones. It is not necessary to include your decision to be an organ or body donor in your will. Certain conditions may make a body unsuitable for donation, such as hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, MRSA, tuberculosis, major surgery or trauma, obesity, suicide, organ donation, objections of loved ones, or delay in the notification of death. The length of time a donated body is generally used is from a few weeks to two years, depending on the scientific purpose(s) it is used for. Common uses of a donated body can include: doctor training, developing new surgical procedures, testing of new medical devices such as joint replacements, and research into numerous diseases and conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cancer, and schizophrenia.

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17819 NE. Riverside Pky., Ste. C
Portland, OR 97230

(866) 670-1799 | (503) 670-1799

Fax: (503) 670-1834

Biogift accepts full-body donations from all over the United States. Biogift cannot take bodies that have been used for organ donation, except eye donation. Cremated remains are returned in 8-12 weeks after death.

All donation costs are paid for by Biogift.

Donor Network of Arizona

2010 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(602) 222-3800 | (800) 447-9477

Donor Network of Arizona serves five organ transplant centers in Arizona and shares organs regionally and nationally through the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

business hours
Open 24 hrs

Science Care

Body and Organ Donation

2001 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Ste 175
Phoenix, AZ 85027

(800) 417-3747

Fax: (866) 847-1647

  • Low Income

Science Care is a body donation to a science program that helps future generations through improved scientific research and education. We offer no-cost cremation for donors that are accepted into the program.
The need for body donation to science touches every part of our lives. If you have ever taken any type of prescription medication, used any type of skin product, or had any kind of surgery, you've benefited from donors who helped to develop all areas of medicine. Register online today to express your intent to donate, or call us with any questions you may have. We're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

service area
Ajo,Amado,Arivaca,Avra Valley,Benson,Casa Grande,Catalina,Chino Valley,Green Valley,Marana,Mesa,Nogales,Oracle,Oro Valley,Phoenix,Picture Rocks,Prescott,Rio Rico,Sahuarita,Sierra Vista,Sun City,Three Points,Tubac,Tucson,Vail,Yuma

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No Cost

Southwest Institute for Bio-Advancement (SWIBA)

Body and Organ Donation

4541 S. Butterfield Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85714

(800) 723-3031

Fax: (520) 795-2084

The Tucson-based company accepts whole-body donations. We may or may not take bodies that have been used for organ donation. If requested, cremated remains are returned to loved ones within a few weeks of death. All the costs of donation, including cremation after use, are paid for by SWIBA. Call or visit their website for more information and donation forms. Pre-registration is not required.

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business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Willed Body Program

University of Arizona
Willed Body Program

P.O. Box 245045
Tucson, AZ 85724

(520) 626-6083

Being a full-time Arizona resident is not necessary, but death must occur in Arizona. They cannot accept bodies that have been used for organ donation, except eye donation. The cost of body donation, including cremation after use, is paid for by the Willed Body Program. Cremated remains will not be returned to family members, so discuss your decision with relatives beforehand. Call or visit their website for complete information and to get donation forms. Pre-registration is required for this program.

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