In 2010, nearly 170 people willed their bodies to UofL to help train students and to further scientific knowledge.

“Donating to the bequeathal program reflects an extraordinary commitment to life and the well being of others,” said Fred Roisen, PhD, professor and anatomical sciences and neurobiology chair. “It’s the most generous contribution a human can make.”

The program included student musical performances, personal reflections and a candle-lighting ceremony.