TTUHSC's Willed Body Program donors recognized

TTUHSC's Willed Body Program donors recognized

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A special memorial service was held in recognition of body donation.

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center honored those who have donated their bodies to the Willed Body Program.

Students, faculty, and family members visited the Resthaven Memorial Park for a special ceremony to commemorate them..

These donated bodies benefit education, and will be used by students studying medicine and pharmacy.

"As our students look toward careers in the medical sciences to be able to prevent, diagnose, and cure disease, they begin that path by understanding the elegance and complexity of human anatomy," said Betsy Jones, chairman of Department of Medical Education at Texas Tech School of Medicine.

TTUHSC faculty members report 208 individuals have been utilized as teaching tools since the last Memorial Day. These cadavers are extremely valuable contributions to the institution and to medicine.

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