Mission & Purpose
The fundamental nature of Meaningful Donation is to help people during their time of need and to bring simplicity and compassion to a difficult time of life. We want to be a source of comfort, bringing personalized care into the important choice of non-transplant body donation. We provide Colorado Families with no cost funeral services that include; Transporting the Deceased; Cremation; Keepsake Urns; Death Certificate; Care Package for the Family; and a Donation to Charity, of choice, in Memory of the deceased.
- We do not ship any donor tissue out-of-state. (Except cells or organs for research).
- Our staff occasionally watches over the donor during medical labs to ensure our Meaningful Guidelines are always upheld by our medical partners.
- We do NOT allow our medical partners to use any “3rd party” Disposal companies for the donor tissue utilized for science. The donor tissue utilized for science is cremated by our local funeral service provider in Colorado.
- We adorn the cremation box prior to cremation with fresh local flowers. Families may specify their preferred flower choice.
We focus on the family!
Meaningful Family Support
The fundamental nature of our program is to help people during their time of need and to bring simplicity to a difficult time of life. We want to be a source of comfort and bring personalized care into the important choice of body donation. We hope our additional services [Keepsake Urns, Care Package, Donation to Charity, Flower Love Project] provide a more supportive grieving process.
Meet the Family
Larissa Pohorily, Founder/CEO.
Larissa has always had a passion for medicine and helping people. At age 5, Larissa had Cancer and knew then that she wanted a career in the field of medicine. Her first work experience was volunteering with the Hospice of the Valley, in Phoenix, AZ. After working a corporate job, Larissa decided to join her father in the field of non-transplant body donation. Her father became ill and his near death experience was the impetus to the creation of Meaningful Donation.
Valeri Pohorily (Larry), Co-Founder/Anatomist.
Larry was born in France, immigrated to the United States, and became a U.S. Citizen in 1971. He was offered a job at Good Samaritan Hospital assisting in autopsies. He remained with this hospital for 18 years. There is a small museum at Good Samaritan Hospital with Larry’s work of plastination and the human anatomy. He was then approached by Science Care and was the Lab Director for a number of years. After a long journey, his work with anatomy has transformed into a Meaningful Legacy/Company, founded by family.