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High cost of burials forcing American families to donate their dead relatives to medical schools

by Addison Green in News 0

by: Daniel Barker (NaturalNews) Americans are donating their bodies to medical schools in record numbers due to the skyrocketing cost of traditional burials, according to a recent Associated Press story featured by Breitbart. The average cost of a traditional funeral and burial in the United States ranges between $8,000 and $10,000, including the ceremony, casket and headstone. Many Americans these days simply cannot afford such an amount, so more and more of the less affluent are choosing to donate their bodies to science – a practice that was once unthinkable for a large portion of the population. Several medical schools are reporting a marked increase in the number of donations, which are welcomed by researchers and students who use the [...]

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