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The Public Trust
Despite the fact people have been donating bodies for medical applications for many generations; the concept still stirs controversy and fascination. Today, the ease of publishing has made this subject good fodder for so-called journalists trying to make a name for themselves. The truth is, organizations that violate the public trust only have the luxury of making that error once. Abuses in the industry not only destroy the reputation of those that are responsible, but also affect the public's willingness to donate for any purpose--including transplantation.
As you have probably noticed, we have repeated frequently throughout this site our adherence to Federal and State regulations pertaining to the donation process. We also emphasize our tissue bank license, permits, and certifications and the stringent regulations associated with maintaining those credentials.
Our desire is to help the public make informed decisions regarding body donation. Carefully research all of your options, visit facilities, and ask many questions. Don't rely on unsubstantiated accusations from authors and reporters that thrive on shock value. Use your own best judgment and share you decision with your loved ones.
Your decision could have a lasting "impression on mankind."