All anatomical specimens on display in the BODY WORLDS exhibitions
are authentic. They belonged to people who declared during their
lifetime that their bodies should be made available after their deaths
for the qualification of physicians and the instruction of laypersons.
Many donors underscore that by donating their body, they want to be
useful to others even after their death. Their selfless donations allow
us to gain unique insights into human bodies, which have thus far been
reserved for physicians at best. Therefore, we wish to thank the living and deceased body donors.