This topic has been discussed before in our blog, but deserves repeating because of the significant impact that body donation has on medical research and education. The real question that has many people very curious is: What type of education and research is supported?
It is good to discuss first in general why body donors are important. Donors provide the best teaching and research model – there is no adequate replication to the human body when it comes to teaching and research. The impact Whole Body Donation has on medical science is huge and the need for donors is very great. Nearly everything your doctor knows about your body was impacted by body donation.
Now we cannot cover every single way or type of education research that is supported, which is why we have created this spotlight segment that we can give you a quick snapshot of what research is happening and how we all are impacted and benefit from the knowledge obtained by the generous gift of donation.
Spotlight on Paramedic Education
You may not have ever personally had to call 911 or be transported by an ambulance, but it is likely that you know someone who has. It can be a very scary experience, but when the paramedics arrive, there is an immediate trust in their abilities to help and give the necessary care. Whole body donors are very important in providing education and practice for paramedics. In fact the image below was taken at MedCure’s Henderson, Nevada surgical training center during a training course where paramedic’s students learned and practiced tracheal intubation and other skills necessary to save lives. The training that they receive is vital to the care that they can give when they are in the field.
While we all have the choice whether to donate or not, but we can all be grateful to those that made that choice.
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