Organ donation is not at all the same thing as bequeathing your body to science.

  • Bequeathing one’s body to science 

    This means placing one's entire corpse at the disposal of medicine for scientific or training purposes (teaching dissection to medical students, scientific research, etc.)

  • Donating organs for transplantation 

    The organ donor is NOT placed at the disposal of science. Procured organs and tissue will be used SOLELY for the purpose of transplantation into individuals awaiting a transplant.

    The body will be returned to the family as soon as possible, once procurement is completed.

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