Call Linda Oakes at (513) 558-5612 for more information on this program.
Dedication Service Held To Honor Body Donation Families
Cincinnati--Those who donated their bodies to insure the excellence of
medical education and the advancement of medical science at the
University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and their families
will be honored during a memorial service held on Tuesday, September
29, at 11:00 a.m. The memorial will be held in the Norman Chapel at
Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue.
Services will be conducted by representatives of the UC College of
Medicine, and the Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant faiths. The cremains
are buried in a plot at Spring Grove which is identified by a monument
with the inscription, "Through Their Thoughtfulness Knowledge Grows."
According to Richard L. Drake, PhD, director of UC's Body Donation
Program, "The thoughtfulness of donors gives students an important
educational experience that is critical in their training, while it
provides physicians and research scientists the opportunity to gain
knowledge which may prolong or improve someone's life."
Enrollment in the program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
Upon enrollment, a donor card is provided and should be carried by the
donor at all times.
The memorial service is conducted each year to publicly thank the
families and friends of individuals that donated their body to science
through the UC program. Friends and family of the donors are invited to
the memorial service and may join the procession to the monument site
after the service. Two books bearing the names of all donors will be on
display for viewing as well.