Whether you have already decided to donate your body or you are still planning for after-death accommodations, it is important to know that you or your loved ones' body is in good hands. Faculty, staff and students at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, there's a culture of reverence for donors. Gifted bodies provide the cornerstone of anatomy education in the health professions and cannot be replicated through textbooks or even computers. Hear how donors have impacted our students, professors and alumni.
It's a privilege to continue to learn from this individual who has passed but had the foresight to say, 'My body can be used in the progress of medical education.'
Javier Font, Physician Assistant Program alumnus
The spatial relationships and the anatomy you learn as a part of the (dissection) process can't be exactly replicated by other forms that we have now.
Jason Stephenson, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Individuals who donate their bodies are selfless, generous and have a big dream for the future even though they're not technically a part of it.
Emily Noldin, Occupational Therapy Program student
Having an opportunity to do hands-on dissection really sets a blueprint in your mind.