Donation by Next of Kin

The Willed Body Program can also accept donations of persons not previously registered before or after the time of death. These are known as a Donation by Next of Kin. The Legal Next of Kin, (or person acting as such) may initiate donation by contacting the Willed Body Program at 214-648-2221, ext. 1 or 1-888-905-9991.

Please call if you or your loved one meets any of the following criteria:

  • Currently under hospice care, or will be entering into hospice within the next 24-48 hours
  • Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, or Dementia; or related Cognitive Dissonance
  • Death has already occurred
  • Is incapacitated and cannot sign for themselves

When calling to initiate the Donation by Next of Kin, please have the following information ready:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your relation to person you are interested in pursuing donation of and their name and date of birth
  • Name of Hospice Company if applicable
  • Medical information i.e. height, weight, any diagnoses, surgical history
  • Current location of the person you are pursuing donation of
  • If death has occurred, please have the date of death
  • An email address or fax number which you can receive the donations forms

The Willed Body Program is staffed by licensed funeral directors and embalmers 24 hours a day. Our compassionate staff are here to guide you through the donation process. Please do not hesitate to contact us.