The generous act of body donation is central to the provision of practical opportunities to study the human body in the educational environment. By making this personal gift, donors make a vital contribution to training the next generation of doctors, scientists and health professionals, and an invaluable contribution to the work of our researchers and scientists who have dedicated their working lives to advancing scientific and medical knowledge, promoting health and finding cures to human illness.
Most bodies are used for teaching purposes and will be the subject of student examination and dissection. Studying real human bodies is an invaluable approach to learning anatomy for most health care workers, including doctors, dentists, therapists, pharmacists or exercise scientists.
Some bodies are used specifically for surgical and medical research and training. They help to advance surgical techniques and scientific knowledge both nationally and internationally, thereby improving healthcare and alleviating suffering.
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