The Next-of-Kin Donation Packet is a legally binding document allowing an individual to donate a loved one's body after death to NMU's Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST). 

Please note that while there is no cost for donating a body to NMU FROST/FARL, there may be costs associated with a funeral director's services (death certificate, transportation, other paperwork). All fees associated with a funeral director's services are the responsibility of the donor.

The packet contains the following documents:

  • Next-of-Kin Donation Paperwork Checklist (1-page),
  • Next-of-Kin Donation Release form (3-pages),
  • Next-of-Kin Donation Policy Acknowledgement form (2-pages),
  • Next-of-Kin Donation Questionnaire (6-pages).

The forms must be completed in their entirety and received by Northern Michigan University Forensic Research Outdoor Station before a body donation can be accepted. All forms in this packet can be hand-written or typed. 

If you need assistance with any of the forms, please reach out to us at (906) 227-1144 or

The Next-of-Kin Donation Packet is in the form of a PDF and is printable. Please print out the forms, fill out all fields and sign, then return to the address listed at the end of the forms.

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