The donor’s next-of-kin generally do not have to pay for transportation of the body to the academic institution. These institutions collect bodies for free up to a distance of 250 km (60 km in the case of McGill University). However, when the distance covered to pick up the body is greater, next-of-kin are charged a transportation fee for the additional distance.
After the study period, institutions proceed with the burial or cremation of the donor’s body. The body or the ashes are buried in a private cemetery plot at no cost to next-of-kin. However, they may wish to conduct a religious ceremony or to have the body buried in a particular place. In such instances, the ceremony and burial are at the next-of-kin’s expense. Only Université de Sherbrooke charges for the recovery of ashes.
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