Thanksgiving for medical science
Press release issued: 15 May 2007
A special thanksgiving event for friends and relatives of those who have donated their bodies to medical science will be held by the University of Bristol on Wednesday, 16 May.
People who donate their body contribute in a vital way to training by medical schools and such donations are highly valued by Bristol University staff and students. The education and training of medical professionals, as well as biomedical research, benefit from the generosity of those who donate bodies for use after their death.
Reverend Ed Davis of the University’s Multifaith Chaplaincy, said: “All of us have reason to be grateful to those who have donated their bodies to medical science, and we are very pleased to be working together with the Department of Anatomy to provide an opportunity to express that gratitude, and to remember how we have benefited.”
Dr Alice Roberts, Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy, said: “A small service has traditionally taken place annually in the Department of Clinical Anatomy but we felt it was appropriate to give greater recognition and thanks to the families of those who have donated their bodies to medical science. We have worked closely with the University’s Multifaith Chaplaincy to create this thanksgiving event.”
The event will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday 16 May in the Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, Bristol. Friends and relatives of those who have donated their bodies are welcome to attend.
If you would like to attend the event please contact Janet Skinner, Department of Anatomy, University of Bristol, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0117 928 8137. Please note seating in the Old Council Chamber is limited.