CINCINNATI—The annual memorial service for people who have donated their bodies to medical science will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center.
The 2009 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.
The service—which will include College of Medicine faculty and clergy from various faiths—will be conducted in Kresge Auditorium in the Medical Sciences Building (UC’s College of Medicine), 231 Albert Sabin Way.
Following the service at UC, participants will be invited to drive to the burial plot at Spring Grove Cemetery, where they can view a marker with the inscription, “Through Their Thoughtfulness Knowledge Grows.”
UC’s body donation program—which receives more than 350 donations each year and has approximately 14,000 pre-registered donors on file—is 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.