Body donors aid research, medical training in private, public sector

VITAL RESEARCH: ­Rachel Mulligan, director of lab operations at MedCure in Cumberland, said the company provides access to more people who want to donate their bodies for research who would otherwise be turned away by learning institutions.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
VITAL RESEARCH: ­Rachel Mulligan, director of lab operations at MedCure in Cumberland, said the company provides access to more people who want to donate their bodies for research who would otherwise be turned away by learning institutions.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Donating one’s body to science can be arranged through learning institutions for some, but is much more accessible through private, for-profit “body brokers,” each with their own pros and cons. Rhode Islanders entrusting their remains to the training and education of medical professionals can do so through Brown University’s nonprofit Anatomical Gift Program or through…

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