Number of people registered to donate their bodies to medical science

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Dear Keele University,

I would like to request the following information:
1. The number of people currently registered to donate their entire body to the university's medical school for teaching purposes.
2. The number of people currently registered to donate their brain to the university's medical school for teaching purposes.
3. The number of cadavers used for teaching purposes during each of these years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
4. The number of brains used for teaching purposes during each of these years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Yours faithfully,

John Jeffay

Freedom of Information Request [Keele], Keele University

Dear John Jeffay, 
Thank you for your email of 20th February 2019 requesting information
regarding the donation of bodies to medical science at Keele University.  
Your request will be processed and a response provided to you as soon as
possible, within 20 working days. You will hear back from us by 21st March
2019 at the latest. 
Kind regards

Claire Baily

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Dear John Jeffay,

Thank you for your email of 20th February 2019 requesting information
regarding the donation of bodies to medical science at Keele University.  
Where you asked: 
I would like to request the following information:
1. The number of people currently registered to donate their entire body
to the university's medical school for teaching purposes. 
There are 2958 people registered for body donation.
2. The number of people currently registered to donate their brain to the
university's medical school for teaching purposes. 
Keele University Medical School do not accept brain donations. A list of
human tissue banks which accept brain and spinal tissue for research is
available on the Human Tissue Authority website or by phoning the HTA. 
3. The number of cadavers used for teaching purposes during each of these
years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 
2014 – 15
2015 – 23
2016 – 29
2017 – 32
2018 – 33
4. The number of brains used for teaching purposes during each of these
years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
As stated above, specific brain donations are not accepted, only whole
bodies with brains.
Should you have any queries or are not satisfied with the response you
have received, please contact me in the first instance. If you are unhappy
with the way your request for information has been handled you have the
right to submit a complaint by following our Complaints Procedures, a copy
of which is attached    

Best wishes,

Claire Baily

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