Restoring Life Through Tissue Research
Restore Life USA is a non profit organization (501c3) that provides human tissues for medical research and education purposes. We specialize in orthopedic and spine research.
We also work with researchers to find cures and better treatments for cancer, ALS, Alzheimer's and to study and better understand psychiatric disorders.
Over the last year we have expanded our research to include, diabetes, vascular disease, heart disease, thyroid disorders, kidney disease, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Restore Life USA also works with Project My Heart Your Heart.
This program through the University of Michigan has the ultimate goal of recycling used pacemakers.
We would like to give a special thank you to the ALS Center and Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Wake Forest for helping us honor the wishes of a recent donor and donor family. We hope his gift of body donation will help researchers better understand and hopefully find cures for Lou Gehrig Disease / ALS.
We would like to thank the staff of the
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics . University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Due to their on going research were able to help a local woman who suffered from HSP (Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia) We hope her donation will help researchers learn how to prevent others from suffering from this inherited neurological disorder.
This program will allow those who wish to donate their body for medical education and research an alternative to do so locally here in East Tennessee,Southwest VA. and Western North Carolina.
There is no charge to the donor or the donor family and the donor family will receive cremated remains within 30 days. We will also provide the donor family with a certified copy of the death certificate at no charge.
A member of our staff will personally deliver the ashes and urn to the donor family in most cases.
When someone donates their body for medical education they help countless others. Many advancements in medical treatment and techniques are made only with the help of those who donate their body for this purpose.
This service is available to most people. For more information please contact us by emailing A.J. Alford at Aalford@restorelifeusa.org or call 423-631-0067
We have built stong friendships with our donor families through our body donation program and with their gift of body donation we have been able to help many researchers and educators learn new and advanced techniques.
We will continue to update our page honoring our donors and their families. If you would like to add to our donor family page please contact us by e-mail.
The Rufus Brown Fund
The wife of Rufus Brown made a generous donation to Restore Life USA.
With this donation we have established the "Rufus Brown Fund" to honor this extraordinary man along with his wife and family.
This fund will be used to assist our pre-registered donors who pass away outside of our normal service area. Thanks to this donation we will be able to cover the additional transporation cost associated with donors that have to be transported over a long distance.
Mr. Brown was awarded the Bronze Star from his actions in Vietnam. Please click on our Donors and Donor Familes Page for more information on Mr Brown.
Restore Life USA proudly acknowledges the family of Eunice McCracken for their donation to the Rufus Brown Fund.