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Final Disposition

After studies are completed, which could last several years, the remains of donor bodies are cremated and then disposed of in a legal, professional and dignified way, as set forth by the health and safety standards established by the State of California. 

Cremated remains are scattered at sea. Anatomical remains such as an organ (heart, liver, etc.) from a particular body are not always cremated, scattered or otherwise disposed of at the same time. Human tissue or anatomical parts that have been removed or dissected from donor bodies may be disposed of by cremation to protect the public health and safety.

This may be accomplished by placing them with human tissue from other bodies within the same cremation chamber. The resulting cremated remains will be scattered at sea in the same legal, dignified and professional fashion as described above.

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