UC Body Donation Program Bucks Shortage Trends With Modest Increase
“It’s a way for people to give back,” said Aron Davis, director of the UC Davis body donation program, where about 35 to 40 new applications arrive monthly.
Body Donation Programs At University Of California Campuses, Including UC Davis, See Rise In Human Donors
While some parts of the country have reported shortages of body donors, the UC body donation program has seen “modest but consistent” increases statewide, roughly 3 percent a year in the last decade, said Brandi Schmitt, executive director of the University of California’s Anatomical Donation Program, which covers five medical school campuses in Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. (Buck, 11/12)
In other news from across the state —
San Francisco Chronicle:
Fresh Approach With Farm-To-School Meals In Oakland
Conducted once a week, these taste tests are part of what makes the Oakland Unified School District a national model for farm-fresh school food. Up to 80 percent of the produce it serves comes from nearby farms, and some of its pasta and meat brands are commonly seen on Whole Foods shelves. (Duggan, 11/13)