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Publish Date: 09/19/11
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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Oct. 1 Memorial Ceremony Honors Body Donors and Families

CINCINNATIóThe annual memorial service for people who have donated their bodies to medical science will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in Kresge Auditorium on UCís medical campus.

The 2011 service will honor the families of more than 200 donors, whose cremated remains have recently been interred at a plot in Spring Grove Cemetery. Donor names from as far back as the 1930s will also be displayed during a reception at the ceremony.

Following the service at UC, participants will be invited to drive to the burial plot at Spring Grove Cemetery. The plot will later hold a marker with the inscription, "Through Their Thoughtfulness Knowledge Grows.Ē

UCís body donation programówhich receives more than 415 donations each year and has approximately 14,000 pre-registered donors on fileóis one of the largest single-institution programs of its kind in the United States.

A memorial service is held each year to publicly honor donors, their families and friends. For more information, contact Gina Burg at (513) 558-5612.

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