Body Donation

Free scattering of ashes offer helps ease shortage of cadavers for students

Hong Kongn medical schools have long struggled with a shortage of donated corpses, which students need for their anatomy studies. Photo: Sam Tsang

A shortage of human cadavers for the city's medical schools has been eased by an unusual offer - free scattering of your ashes when you die if you agree to donate your body for study.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 7:55am

Letters to the Editor, March 24, 2013

It is time to stop keeping birds as pets in cages. Photo: Xinhua

The superb award-winning film Amour now showing here made me think of two things. First, that life for too many of Hong Kong's elderly is no bed of roses because, despite being one of the richest places in Asia, the government here is not doing enough to care properly for its aged and ageing population.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:49am 13 comments

Who said it?

Samiullah Mohabbat

Food is the only entertainment in Pakistan.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:59am

University urges public to donate bodies for research and teaching

The university desperately needs the public to donate bodies because computer images and models such as these are no substitute for the real thing. Photo: David Wong

The medical faculty receives only three to five donated corpses each year. Many of the 20 corpses needed for research and autopsy training come from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department which collects unclaimed bodies of homeless people.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am

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