About Us

Our Mission Is Simple:
"Supporting Education by creating a bridge between generous 
whole-body donors and Educational Institutions of the Pacific Northwest”

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Our Program 

Educational Body Donation a whole-body donation program that fulfills a unique academic need in the Northwest.  We are licensed and regulated by the Oregon Health Authority as a Non-transplant Anatomical Research Recovery Organization (NARRO).  This licensing and regulation is required by Oregon statute because we are not directly affiliated with, or operated by, any one educational institution, but instead, serve many institutions in their needs for whole-body study as part of their curriculum. Although licensed as a NARRO, Educational Body Donation is not engaged in the practice of research, but is very specifically engaged in the practice of preparing human remains for curriculum-based, cadaveric use in a classroom setting only.  We are not a “dismemberment based” program. 

Educational Body Donation is privately owned by Cascade Funeral Directors, Inc., of Tualatin, Oregon.  Cascade is an independent, family owned, Oregon business that operates a number of death care facilities throughout the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas of Oregon.  For several decades, Cascade has been been an avid supporter of whole-body donation through its companies.  As of recent, there are no longer any body donation programs focusing on the donor needs of the many institutions of the Northwest.  The needs for anatomy education, however, still exist.  Educational Body Donation looks forward to facilitating the societal needs of whole-body donation within the Pacific Northwest.

Through this program, there will be No Cost to families for their generous gift in support of anatomy education.  Educational Body Donation will respectfully prepare a donor, transport, and arrange for cremation.  Generally, cremated remains will be available within 24 months.  

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Educational Body Donation only engages in Education-based donation.

We do not engage in Dismemberment-based body donation.

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