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Albany Med Today

Students Honor "Ultimate Gift"

Medical students and faculty from Albany Medical College paid tribute at Albany Rural Ceremony in August to 333 people who died and donated their bodies to the Medical College’s Anatomical Gift Program for medical education. Many of the donors’ families also were in attendance at the graveside ceremony. Anatomical gift donors enable medical students to better understand the structure of the human body through dissection. A headstone erected by the college at the cemetery honors the “memory of those who made the ultimate gift.”