Upon the death of a pre-registered donor, please call the 24-hour donation line at 844.366.9633 as soon as possible. In most cases we must receive the body within 24 hours of death, so do not hesitate to contact us. Please leave a message and a representative of the Body Donation Program will return your call and complete a short screening to determine whether the donor can be accepted into the program (please see Criteria for Acceptance for more information).
Occasionally, a donor's illness, the location of the body, or other considerations prevents us from being able to accept a donation. Our representative makes this determination during the initial phone call and informs you in the event alternate arrangements are needed.
If the death occurs within 50 miles of WMed, we will arrange for a licensed transporter to retrieve the donor. If the death occurs more than 50 miles from WMed, we ask the family to make arrangements for transport through a funeral home of their choosing.