UB Among Medical Schools Seeing Increase in Body Donations

Updated September 9, 2016

Stories about the surge in the number of people who are leaving their bodies to medical schools for research and training purposes report UB received almost 600 bodies last year, a doubling over the past decade, and interview Raymond P. Dannenhoffer, PhD, associate dean for support services, and John E. Tomaszewski, MD, professor and chair of pathology and anatomical sciences.

“People are just wanting to give back and so they’re saying what else can I do to help people even though I’m not here,” Dannenhoffer said.

“The uses that we can bring to these very precious gifts have really escalated,” Tomaszewski said.