What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.-Albert Pike
New York Chiropractic College deeply appreciates your desire to bequeath your body for the purpose of natural health care education and/or research. In order for this matter to be handled in an orderly fashion, the following suggestions are offered:
Below is a link to our Anatomical Gift Donation Kit. Please print out three copies. Please return only ONE (1) to:
Anatomical Gift Progam
Dr. Michael Zumpano
New York Chiropractic College
2360 State Route 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
The second copy should be kept by the person who will be contacting New York Chiropractic College at the time of the donor's death, perhaps a next-of-kin, physician, attorney, clergyman, etc.
The third copy should be kept by the donor for his/her records. We strongly suggest that donors discuss their wishes with family and friends so that everyone is aware of the Anatomical Gift Program's policies and procedures.
In the event of your death, a member of your family or other appropriate individual should notify the Anatomical Gift Program at (315) 568-3196 for instructions. The College will need pertinent information about the donor, such as name, cause of death and age. We will also need the name, address and telephone number of the next-of-kin or person designated as power of attorney.
Upon notification of a donation, New York Chiropractic College will arrange for the removal and transportation of the body to the College. Should death occur at a distance, which makes timely delivery to the New York Chiropractic College impractical or excessively expensive, or should you, we would be happy to provide the name and address of the nearest medical school with an anatomical gift program.
After receipt of your completed kit, a donor card will be issued (processing takes approximately 2 weeks). If you have any questions, please feel free to write or call the Anatomical Gift Program at the address and/or telephone number listed above. Again, thank you for your very generous spirit in this matter and please be assured that you are making a noteworthy contribution to the education of young physicians.