Too Big To Donate For Science?

Medical research has it’s limits and it seems to be about 170 pounds.

For those who want to donate their bodies to scientific research they and their loved ones need to be aware that there is a size limit.

It can be difficult for technicians to handle huge corpses, which have to be lifted and transferred frequently, often by slim technicians or students, said John Lee Powers, curator of anatomical materials at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. That program limits donors to between 170 pounds and 180 pounds, though an exceptionally tall donor might be allowed at 190.

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