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Donating your body to research

- Brendon Kurt Billings and Kimberleigh Ashley Tommy

Why you should consider donating your body to research once you die. Listen to Pasha 20, The Conversation Africa's podcast on research.

Medical students learn a lot from studying the bodies of people who have died. When people donate their body for this purpose, their identity will never be disclosed and the body can be returned to the family at any time.

In today’s episode of Pasha, PhD candidate Kimberleigh Tommy and lecturer Brendon Billings explain why it’s important for anatomy students to work with real cadavers. They discuss the ethical and legal considerations of donating your body to research, the way your remains are treated, and why the cause of death matters.

Listen to the podcast.

Read more: Want to donate your body to research? What you need to know

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on licensed under CC0 1Ozayr Patel, Digital Editor, The Conversation. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.