Clinical Anatomy Dedication Ceremony
UKZN’s Discipline of Clinical Anatomy held its annual Dedication Ceremony at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.
The event was attended by UKZN staff, students, family and next of kin of donors. The donors are people who have pledged to donate their bodies for the benefit of medical teaching/research. Pastor Melvyn Pillay officiated at the ceremony.
Programme Co-ordinator, Dr Azu O Okpara.said: ‘People who donate their bodies to medical research are helping humanity find cures for diseases and contribute towards advancing the training of future doctors in South Africa.’
Azu said the ceremony was held for the 27 cadavers donated during the past year to the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences for medical teaching and research.
Azu said UKZN encouraged the public to contribute to medical teaching and research by donating their bodies. He emphasised that the cadavers are treated ethically and with dignity at all times.
- Nombuso Dlamini