Ceremony honored those who donate their bodies for education


AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – The University at Buffalo wants people to consider donating their bodies for education.

A ceremony at UB’s Skinnersville Cemetery in Amherst on Thursday honored people who made anatomical donations and their families.

Donated bodies are studied by UB medical students. Students say that without people donating their bodies after they die, they could not become doctors.

Medical student Nikki Dodge said, “It’s not just a gift to us, the students, it’s a gift to future patients, to future families, because there’s no way that we could learn to be doctors unless we have this way to study.”

Medical student Max Diddams added, “To come here and honor the families in this ceremony is just sort of a way for us to say “thank you.” We wouldn’t be able to become physicians without their donations, without their charity.”

Right now the medical school receives around 500 anatomical donations each year.

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