Can I ask to have my body donated to science rather than have it buried or cremated?

Yes. If you wish to donate your body to medical research, you must clearly state it in writing prior to death. The most common way to donate your body to medical research involves contacting a donor program, which is usually affiliated with a local medical school. You will need to complete any required forms so the documents will be filed in readiness for when death occurs. Your family will need to contact the donor program immediately following your death. The medical school will make arrangements to pick up the body and transport it back to their facility.