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.
Required on record before death
Shared Donated Bodies
Donors may have a choice of schools:
- University of Nebraska
- Creighton University
- Nebraska Anatomical Board-unspecified
- 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
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
600 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-6395
402.559.4030 or 402.280.2914