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Our studies are typically completed in one to one and one-half years. At this point, the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will comply with the wishes of the next of kin, or the person responsible for the donor's affairs, regarding final disposition. Options include: cremation and return of the cremains to a designated receiver at the expense of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (any subsequent expenses will be borne by the family or estate); or, cremation and interment of the cremains in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City at the expense of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. A Memorial Service is held once each year and the next-of-kin, or person in charge of the donor's affairs, is notified and invited to attend. This person may then notify other family members and friends. If the cremains of a donor are not claimed by the family within one year following the completion of studies, the cremains will be interred at the next Memorial Service.
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