Although recent advancements in computer technology allow for more detailed and accurate simulations of the body, these simulations cannot replace human tissue. When medical educators are developing and perfecting new surgical techniques, they must practice in the most realistic, hands-on manner possible. Medical Schools and continuing education classes for doctors and physicians require human tissue to safely refine and master their practical knowledge, clinical skills and surgical techniques.
Whole body donations for medical education, training and research play a very vital role in improving the lives of both current and future generations. Donors that do not meet the stringent criteria required for transplants can usually meet SWIBA’s requirements for medical education and research. There are no maximum age restrictions and most non-infectious diseases are accepted.
Each of us can play a vital role in advancing medicine by spreading awareness of whole body donations. Be a part of the never-ending legacy of saving lives, advancing medical research and education, and improving the quality of life for people today and generations to come!