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29.01.2020 Article

Pasha 51: Donating your body to research

By Ozayr Patel - The Conversation
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Medical students learn a lot from studying the bodies of people who have died. When people donate their body for this purpose, their identity will never be disclosed and the body can be returned to the family at any time.

In today's episode of Pasha, PhD candidate Kimberleigh Tommy and lecturer Brendon Billings explain why it's important for anatomy students to work with real cadavers. They discuss the ethical and legal considerations of donating your body to research, the way your remains are treated, and why the cause of death matters.

Read more: Want to donate your body to research? What you need to know

Photo: By Elnur – Examining corpse. Shutterstock

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on licensed under CC0 1.

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