Number of people registered to donate their bodies to medical science

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Dear Queen Mary University of London,

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

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

We acknowledge receipt of your request and will respond as soon as we can.

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

FOI 2019/F94

 

Dear John Jeffay,

 

Thank you for your email of 20^th February.

 

I am pleased to provide the following responses.

 

1. 26 donors have agreed to the retention of their whole body.

2. 32 (includes the 26 donors above, plus 6 who only consented to
non-specified parts retention).

3. 181 cadavers in total from 2014-18.

4. 2014 - 16

2015 - 18

2016 - 21

2017 - 25

2018 - 18

 

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Yours sincerely

                 

Paul Smallcombe

Records & Information Compliance Manager

 

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