are many reasons to donate, some donate through valuing education or a personal
involvement in medical care, others donate through a commitment to making the
world a better place, to leaving a lasting legacy to future generations.
The selfless act of whole-body donation in the State of
Maryland allows educators, students, and health care professionals the
opportunity to advance the study of anatomy and surgery.
State Anatomy Board provides resources which support programs that offer
emergency room and surgical simulation. Medical schools,allied health professionals, hospital groups, and
health care organizations come to the State Anatomy Board on a daily basis for
help in aiding these professionals train and solve the problems that make our
society safer and healthier.
If it were not for past and future donors, the
University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and the Uniformed Services of
Health Sciences would not be able to train medical students in anatomy. Additional
professional programs in allied health, first responders, surgeons, and other doctors would lack the resources to learn how to provide lifesaving care.
The question of “why donate,” is a personal question…one
answer comes from the accomplishments of educational programs aided by whole
body donation and the future discoveries of research programs that will improve
the quality of life for the people of Maryland and our neighbors around the
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