Foreigners are biggest donors of bodies to science
27 November 2006, MADRID — Nearly two thirds of bodies donated to science in Spain come from Europeans, a study revealed on Monday.
27 November 2006
MADRID — Nearly two thirds of bodies donated to science in Spain come from Europeans, a study revealed on Monday.
Doctors said at least 65 percent of bodies donated to science, come from foreigners who lived in Spain.
The largest proportion belonged to European Union citizens.
Most lived in Madrid or Barcelona or on the country's Mediterranean coast.
"Perhaps 65 percent of those bodies donated to science, come from foreigners," said Francisco Sanchez del Campo, of the Spanish Anatomical Society, which carried out the study.
He said Britons were "proud" to donate their bodies.
The best-known Briton to have done so, was the writer Gerald Brenan, whose works included The Spanish Labyrinth and South of Granada.
Though there was not such a tradition of donating a person's remains in Spain, the number of bodies given to science was rising, said the study.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news