Many of those who come to the BODY WORLDS exhibition have expressed
their gratitude for the courage of those individuals who, while alive,
explicitly stated in their last will and testament that their bodies
should not be buried or cremated, but that others should see them and
learn from them.
All anatomical specimens on display in the BODY
WORLDS exhibitions are authentic. They belonged to people who declared
during their lifetime that their bodies should be made available after
their deaths for the qualification of physicians and the instruction of
laypersons. Many donors underscore that by donating their body, they
want to be useful to others even after their death. Their selfless
donations allow us to gain unique insights into human bodies, which have
thus far been reserved for physicians at best. Therefore, we wish to
thank the living and deceased body donors.
For more information visit: www.bodyworlds.com