For the family who simply can’t afford a funeral, or the individual who wants to make a contribution to science whole body donation is an option.
There are four Medical Schools in North Carolina who accept whole body donation.
Check the requirements and details at
Bordy School of Medicine at East Carolina University: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/anatomy/donations.cfm
UNC-CH School of Medicine: https://www.med.unc.edu/otlr/body-donation
Duke University, Durham: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/anatomical-gifts-program/how-do-i-donate
Wake Forest School of Medicine: http://www.wakehealth.edu/Center-for-Applied-Learning/Body-Donation/
Schools that teach embalming also will accept whole body donations. The nearest one to us is Fayetteville Technical Community College, P.O. Box 35236, Fayetteville, NC 28303. Contact Michael Landon at 910-678-8510.