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Body Donation Program for the State of Nebraska

 

from Anatomical Gift Whole Body Donation Guide
by Regina Lee

The whole body donation program for the state of Nebraska is handled by the Nebraska Anatomical Board.

Prior Enrollment
Required on record before death

Shared Donated Bodies
Donors may have a choice of schools:

  • University of Nebraska
  • Creighton University
  • Nebraska Anatomical Board-unspecified

Body Rejection

  • Minor under 18 years old, unless a deed form is co-signed by parents or legal guardian
  • Extensive autopsy
  • Trauma to body
  • Highly contagious disease
  • Excessive obesity
  • Emaciation of body
  • Schools will not accept body over objections of family

Funeral Ceremony
Is a funeral ceremony allowed before the donation of the body?
Yes, it is permissible to have a funeral ceremony, but all costs of a ceremony will be family's responsibility.

Cost to Family, Heirs, or Estate
The Nebraska Anatomical Board will reimburse a mortuary $1.00 per mile for transportation to Omaha. The mileage is limited to a radius of 250 miles from Omaha. Maximum reimbursement is $250.

Time Period Utilized
Two years or longer

Body's Final Disposition
Body will be cremated, and cremains will be interred in an Omaha cemetery with a ceremony.
By request, cremains will be returned in a suitable container, at school's expense, to the family for final disposition.

Address for Whole Body Donation Program, Nebraska
Nebraska Anatomical Board
University of Nebraska
Medical Center
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6395
402.559.6249
402.559.4030 or 402.280.2914

 

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