Donate Your Body for Science

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska's two medical schools rely on more than 200 families a year deciding to donate their loved one's bodies to help train the next generation of doctors.

Paul Becker is a mortician who works for the Nebraska Anatomical Board, and helps family make those donations.

Becker says the donated bodies teach valuable lessons to medical students that couldn't be learned another way.

After 18 to 24 months in the classroom, the donated bodies are cremated and returned to their families. Both the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical School hold memorial services for the donors.

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