Organ Donation

Articles with this tag will talk about the processes and concerns regarding human organ donation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Organ Donation for Older Adults

Organ donation is the act of taking healthy organs and tissues from one person and giving them to someone else. Making the decision to donate your organs is one of the most generous gifts you can give.

This article from the NIH National Institute on Aging will help address some of those questions including what it means to be a donor and how to become one.

You’ll also find a list of federal resources to help you learn more about the donation process and how to get started.

Brain Donation

Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, that affect millions of people. Learn about why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how you can enroll to make this generous gift.

No Cost Whole Body Donation for Research & Medical Education

Research for Life

"Research For Life is committed to providing compassionate services to donor families throughout Arizona and Southern California. Our whole body donor program brings donor specimens together with educators and researchers for the purpose of advancing medicine that improves or extends the quality life for people all over the world.

Over the past decade we have been a leader in our commitment to support responsible legislation that:

  • would require that tissue banks in Arizona be licensed and inspected, and
  • to mandate federal legislation that would regulate all whole-body donor activities.

We also continually lobby to maintain the right of all persons to choose whole body donation. Whole body donors help to save lives and improve the quality of life for current and future generations.

As a leading anatomical whole-body tissue bank in the United States, we are accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

Donors can make a difference and Research For Life can help facilitate their gift. We work with many cutting-edge organizations that are seeking to bring innovative medical devices or drug therapies to society that will improve and or extend the quality of life for many people around the world."

For more information check this website.


"Research For Life is 1 of only 7 accredited whole body donor organizations in the United States."

"Since we opened our doors in 2009, we have served more than 10,000 families in Arizona and California. More families are choosing Research For Life for whole body donation over any other organization and we are currently registering hundreds of future donors each month."

Phoenix, Arizona Office 2230 East Magnolia Street Phoenix, AZ 85034

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