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Donating body to science the right choice for some residents

January 7, 2013

MARIETTA — Marietta resident Barb Moberg, 61, has always known she did not want a traditional funeral. “I’m not a big believer in big, huge, fancy caskets. I’m kind of a naturalist,” she said....

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Jan-07-13 2:20 AM

Because I live in West Virginia and this is an article from THE PARKERSBURG NEWS how about some WV information that pertains to this article . The Human Gift Registry is a great program ran by West Virginia University for their school of medicine .If one is willing to make a donation you can contact them at 304-293-6322.A form must be filled out prior to death and some requirements apply . Marshall and Lewisburg also accept donations but they usually pull from their geographic areas. Any local funeral home can also give you information on this plus assist in a possible memorial service .

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Jan-09-13 10:31 PM

I am already registered and the paperwork done. I have donor parts in me and I can't think of a more selfless act than donating you're body. The paperwork is very simple. I am not donating to avoid a funeral bill. It is something I have thought about for a very long time. It would be nice if more people would think about it.

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Jan-09-13 10:39 PM

In the old day's they robbed graves. We have came a long way baby!

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