Des Moines University memorializes the body donors during an interdenominational memorial service which is held each year for their families.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Des Moines University Medical Education Center
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
The burial expenses of the body donor’s remains are borne by Des Moines University. A granite tombstone or plaque, provided by the University at Merle Hay Funeral Home and Chapel Hill Gardens marks the burial site and is inscribed, “Here lie the remains of those individuals who bequeathed their bodies to the betterment of science and mankind.”