Jan 19, 2013 - 10:37 pm
I'm donating my body to the University of Washington for medical students, or whatever. When they are done, they will cremate the remains, and then we have a choice of either having the "cremains" sent to the family, or they will be buried at a cemetery maintained by the UoW. So, that takes the cost down to practically nothing while doing something for the future.
They DO accept bodies with cancer most of the time, but they recommend that you have a backup plan just in case they can't or won't take the body.
Planning for the future... It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.