- Am I eligible for body donation?
- Most people who want to donate can! There is no upper age limit and most disease processes are acceptable. The most common reasons for decline are a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B or C, history of illegal drug use, incarceration or institutionalization and being severely over or under weight at the time of death. XXXX accepts donations from all states within the continental United States except New Jersey and Minnesota.
Well there goes my plan to keep burial expenses down. New Jersey also lacks enough coyotes to make dying in the backyard a feasible plan. Other questions and answers:
- What is the memory tube?
- The memory tube is a small glass tube 1/2 inch in diameter and about 3 inches long that screws into the end of the casket. The funeral home puts the person’s identity in there. The funeral home uses this to up-sell the customer. They say if there should be a flood and the casket comes up, we can identify the body without having to open the casket. Scary thought, so you pay the extra money. Anyway, ALL of our caskets come with the memory tube.
- Just because Walmart started selling caskets does not mean that they have the cheapest priced caskets, no way.
UPDATE: I’m fine! I’m fine! I was just looking around.