Donation of Human Remains
The Quillen College of Medicine appreciates your desire to donate your remains for medical education and research. To donate your remains:
The Quillen College of Medicine does not pay individuals for their remains.
However, the Department of Biomedical Sciences does arrange for and pay the expenses of embalming and delivery of your remains to the College of Medicine if death occurs within a 30-mile radius of Johnson City, Tenn. Individuals outside of this 30-mile area may still donate their remains to the Quillen College of Medicine, but will have to incur the cost of transportation and/or embalming expenses (usually less than $300). Consequently, individuals residing in neighboring states (e.g., Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky), and are more than 250 miles away from Johnson City, are encouraged to contact medical schools within their respective states prior to donating to the Quillen College of Medicine.
NOTE: Due to current financial constraints, we may not be able to accept donors outside of our 30 mile radius and/or not accept a donor that is not pre-registered.
Please note that the Department of Biomedical Sciences will be unable to accept your remains if:
By your donation, you are making a noteworthy contribution to medical education. The College of Medicine appreciates your generous spirit in this matter. Please note that all utilization and cremation of donated remains is performed locally. If you have additional questions, please contact the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
Monday –Friday (8:00 am-4:30 pm)
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Quillen College of Medicine
TOLL FREE: 1-866-968-3668 (1-866-YOU DON8)