How Body Donation Helps Science

How Does Body Donation Help Science? What type of research or education do body donations support?

In a wide-angle view, everything your doctor knows about your body was learned through the study of body donors!  Body donation helps science by finding cures for many conditions affecting us today– from development and practice of less invasive surgical techniques to studying the pathology of a cancer, learning the effect certain neurological conditions have on the brain, and so much more.

Your body contains thousands of complex individual systems (bones, muscles, organs, skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, brain) that must function correctly in order for you to feel and be healthy. You hardly think about your body when you feel well and everything is functioning properly; but if you get sick or injured a trip to the doctor is necessary to diagnose what is wrong to treat you.

Read our blog with a few specific examples on how body donation helps science.

For example, here are a few of the medical studies that body donations are helping now:

• Osteoporosis• Gynecological advancements• Paramedic training
• Sinusitis• Urology• Drug delivery systems
• Aneurysm repair techniques• Cardiovascular diseases• Surgical treatment of brain lesions
• Treatment of damaged or diseased cartilage• Continuing medical/ surgical education• Life saving multi trauma and fracture repair
• Minimally invasive surgical techniques• Knee, hip and shoulder reconstruction/replacement• Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s and other conditions)
• Arthritis• Nerve entrapment• Tumor resection/removal
• Diabetes• TMJ treatments• Treatment of spinal disorders
• Cancer• Scoliosis• Craniomaxillofacial reconstruction