There is no charge for tissue and organ donations. However, a body donation usually requires the involvement of a funeral home. This fee includes local removal and transfer of the remains to the funeral home. In some cases the removal fee and transportation will be paid by the medical facility accepting the donation. This also includes coordination of all parties involved, preparation of the body for donation, filing and securing necessary paperwork, funeral planning, preparation and submitting obituary and obtaining authorizations and consent. Cremation is typically the final disposition following the donation. Depending on the location of the medical school, a cremation permit from the county of death will be needed. Eau Claire County waives the fee for this permit when Body Donation is selected.