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The Willed Body Program hosts a dedicated team of licensed funeral service professionals with over 30 years of experience. We are honored to assist all potential donors and their families through the process and take pride in helping to facilitate exceptional anatomical learning.
Contact Us
Contact Us
One University Parkway, High Point, NC 27268
Decedent Care Team (After Hours Only)
(336) 841-2838
Daily from 8:00am — 5:00pm.
Willed Body Program Team
Willed Body Program Team
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Human Cadaveric Laboratory Manager and Embalmer