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Annual memorial service slated for Aug. 28 at Oakland Cemetery

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The annual memorial service to remember individuals who donated their bodies to science at the University of Iowa will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28 at Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City.

F. Larry Shostrom, Ph.D., director of pastoral services at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, and Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., professor and head of anatomy and cell biology, will speak at the service, along with students who benefited from these donors. International physicians and more than 500 university students in many disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, nursing and athletic training are aided by the Deeded Body Program. People may deed their bodies to this program to aid in the advancement of medicine and the study of the human body.

This year 65 donors will be interred in Iowa City. Many other donors' remains were returned to their families at their request.

A shuttle bus is scheduled to leave from the UI Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at 12:10 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. to take people to the service. In the event of inclement weather, the service will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Clapp Hall on the UI campus.

For more information about the Deeded Body Program, call (319) 335-7762.