Attitude of Gratitude

This month we give heartfelt thanks to all the donors and families over the last 14 years that have given of themselves to help others. Donating your body to science is such a tremendous gift and without it many of the medical advances that we all take for granted would not have been possible.

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Giving Thanks

It’s that time of year once again when we all sit around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by friends and family, giving thanks for all our blessings. One thing we here at Science Care are thankful for is how far the practices and advancements in medicine have come since the Victorian Era. In the overall grand scheme of things, the 19th century wasn’t that long ago, but from a medical perspective, it might as well have been the dark ages. In the Victorian era (pre-modern medicine), often the treatments did more to kill patients than the disease itself. Medical education was limited and although the medical field was beginning to get a better understanding of cells and viruses, most often doctors had no idea what caused many of the diseases and inflictions of the time.

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A Letter to Science Care…

Every so often, we recieve a note from a Science Care registered donor which truly exemplifies everything we strive to do…

“I joined Science Care after learning about their program from a family friend. It was explained to me how several other family members had been a part of the Registry due to the high cancer rate the family has. By donating the whole body to Science Care, it gives scientists the opportunity to study how the disease may affect people in different ways, while hopefully acting as an educational experience for those doing research in finding a cure and medical treatments. Also, I believe Science Care acts as a financial saver when it comes to end of life expenses many families simply cannot afford these days. Rather than the deceased’s body being buried and lost forever to the natural decaying process, it can be studied and used to help save the lives of those still searching for hope to live. By donating my remains I am not only contributing to research and possibly saving lives, I am also alleviating the huge financial burden my family would have by trying to pay for funeral expenses.

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