ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University School of Medicine students and faculty along with friends and family members of body donors will gather on Nov. 8 to pay tribute to the men and women who provide students with a gift of learning.
The service will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8 at the Saint Xavier College Church. Over 120 first-year medical students will participate in prayers, reflections and music for the program.
Every year, people donate their bodies to SLU School of Medicine's Gift Body Program through the Center for Anatomical Science and Education. The School of Medicine uses the bodies as an educational resource for training medical students, allied health students and residents.
This year, about 1,400 people are expected to attend the program. To find out more about Saint Louis University's Gift Body Program, call (314) 977-8029.
Established in 1836, Saint Louis University School of Medicine has the distinction of awarding the first medical degree west of the Mississippi River. The school educates physicians and biomedical scientists, conducts medical research, and provides health care on a local, national and international level. Research at the school seeks new cures and treatments in five key areas: cancer, liver disease, heart/lung disease, aging and brain disease, and infectious disease.