EWTN Catholic Q&A
wills/donating body parts
Question from patricia devlin on 02-07-2013:

I know that the church has approved cremation and some organ donation, but I would like to know if the church will approve my donating my entire body upon my death. I am moderately disabled, with no family, and since I cannot volunteer my services as I would like, would it be viewed ok to donate my entire body - I still have a lot of good working parts and I feel Jesus would know were the bits and pieces were. I just want to be sure I am acting within church doctrine. thank you.

Answer by Judie Brown on 02-11-2013:

According to the Catholic Catechism, donating your body parts to science, following your natural death, would be a noble act.

Judie Brown