CHENNAI: With increased awareness on cadaver donation, people are coming forward to provide the most important resource needed for innovation in medical practice. The most recent whole body donation was of Saroja, a teacher, whose family donated her mortal remains to Saveetha Medical College for educating medical students.
According to a press release, Voluntary Body Donation is a programme which aims to serve the purpose of medical education and scientific studies. Body donation under this programme helps a medical student learn the relations of human anatomical structures and development of psychomotor skills by dissection. Though, many assisted models have come up in the form of mannequins and simulations, none of these can be a replacement to a realistic cadaver.