Medicine and Health

Anatomy Thanksgiving Ceremony

The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience is holding a Thanksgiving Service in memory of the people who have donated their bodies for medical teaching and research.

UCC is holding a Thanksgiving Service in memory of the people who have donated their bodies for medical teaching and research. The Thanksgiving Service for Anatomical Body Donors will be held in the Honan Chapel UCC on Wednesday March 12th at 4pm. Bodies have been given to the college for the teaching of anatomy to its medical, dental and science students since 1849.

Each year the University accepts donations from people from the Munster region who have indicated prior to their death that they wish that their bodies be used for Medical teaching and research. This Thanksgiving Service is intended as an opportunity for the altruistic actions of the donors to be acknowledged. It is non-denominational and members of the congregation do not need to be of any particular religious affiliation or, indeed, hold any religious belief, to attend the Service.

Professor of Anatomy John F. Cryan said: "We are very grateful to those who are generous enough to donate their bodies for medical science and education. Such bequests are essential to our proper functioning within the Medical and other Health Science schools. The body donors’ selfless and public-spirited actions benefit the education of approximately 600 students each year. I am delighted to say, representatives of our students that have benefited from this generosity will take an active part in the Service and acknowledge the gift they have been given by their “first patients”".

The Thanksgiving Service will be attended by many relatives and friends of the deceased, current students, academic, administrative, postgraduate and support staff, senior University representatives, and clergy. From here on in The Service, a biennial event is an important date in the Calender of the School of Medicine and College of Medicine & Health at UCC.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Date:
Time: 4pm
Location: Honan Chapel
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Michael Cronin
021 4205461
http://www.ucc.ie/en/anatomy

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