Cadaver procurement for anatomy teaching: legislative challenges in a transition-related environment

Med Sci Law 2010;50:45-49
doi:10.1258/msl.2009.009008
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Bojan V Stimec MD PhD *  ,
Marija Draskic PhD   and
Jean H D Fasel MD 


* Institute for Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica 4/2, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular Physiology and Metabolism, Anatomy Sector, University of Geneva, Rue Michel-Servet 1, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
School of Law, University of Belgrade, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 671114
Constitutional Court of Serbia, Nemanjina 26, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Correspondence: Bojan V Stimec. Email: bojan.stimec{at}unige.ch

Background: Human gross anatomy is one of the cornerstones of a medicalcurriculum and cannot be performed without adequate cadaverprocurement, which is a particular challenge for medical schoolswith a large student enrolment. The authors present the situationin a country with a low public awareness for willed body donorprogrammes and the prior absence of adequate legislation.

Aim: Against this background, a comprehensive proposition of a whole-bodyprocurement procedure was elaborated in the health-care law.

Resolving the problem: The main goals of the proposition were: (a) identification ofoptions for cadaver procurement (body bequeathal programme,unclaimed bodies and body donated with the permission of thenext-of-kin); (b) defining the chain of order and responsibilityof institutions in informing the medical school of the possiblecandidate for body procurement; (c) body storage and relatedprocedures; (e) confidentiality of the deceased’s personal data;(f) burial procedure of the deceased’s remains.

Conclusions: The authors are convinced that the willed programme for whole-bodydonation is a definite aim of such a legislation. However, wesuggest that the acquisition of unclaimed bodies is maintainedas a temporary solution, until a satisfactory level of publicawareness of the problem has been reached.

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