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Ceremony of Thanksgiving held for anatomical donors at UMMC

The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT
The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT
The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT
The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A solemn “Ceremony of Thanksgiving” for the families of those who donated their bodies over the past year for anatomical and medical education was held at the UMMC Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center honors those who've donated their bodies to medical science.

Family members were invited to Wednesday's event where the names of the nearly 200 people donating their lives in the last year were read off one by one. 

"If I had the opportunity just to say to each one of them 'thank you'," said medical student Peyton Thigpen. "They have no idea what kind of impact their family members had on us as students."

The bodies of the donors are cremated and interred in a cemetery on the UMMC campus. 

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