We often wonder what happens to our souls when we die, and don’t like to think about what happens to our bodies when we die. It’s uncomfortable…so let’s dance! On this episode I welcome Robin Bozarth with MERI-Genesis, speaking on behalf of the Genesis Legacy Whole Body Donation Foundation (https://www.genesislegacy.org/) and we have an absolutely fascinating and heart warming conversation about Whole Body Donation, something I knew NOTHING about, but am now very interested in because it will allow me to keep contributing to the world in a positive way once I’m all done with my earthly body! In this episode we talk about
– How they humanize the donor and refer to their body as “the gift”.
– How the gift is used.
– How Genesis stays in touch with the families and what they do with the donor remains once the gift has been fully utilized.
– How donating to an accredited organization is vital!
If you want to learn more
Facebook link: facebook.com/GenesisLegacyofLife
Instagram link: instagram.com/genesislegacyfoundation/
Genesis is a willed body donor program for those wishing to donate their bodies for the advancement of science. The program plays a vital role in the educational and research activities conducted at the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI).
Physicians, surgeons, nurses, EMTs, and other medical professionals and students from around the world come to the MERI to gain invaluable hands-on experience in the latest medical techniques and technologies, taking this newfound knowledge back to their patients. Donors make this critical education and training possible through their selfless and generous gift.
More about Robin:
Robin Bozarth is a skilled medical professional with over 30 years’ experience within the industry. Robin currently leads the Genesis Legacy Whole-Body Donation Foundation, as the Genesis Manager, for the Medical Education Research Institute (MERI). She has held various leadership positions at the MERI, a nonprofit medical teaching institution/bioskills facility, since her start in 2003 after ten years’ service within orthopedic surgery. Robin is committed to her profession and maintaining the highest levels of ethical responsibility within the non-transplant anatomical donation industry for medical education and research.
Robin was born in Memphis, TN and raised in DeSoto County, MS, where she graduated from Horn Lake High School. Robin holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree and is a licensed Funeral Director in the State of TN. She is a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS) through the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and CQA (Certified Quality Auditor) certified through the American Society of Quality (ASQ). Robin is a professional member of many societies and involved in various community-based volunteer programs. Robin is a proud mom to beautiful twin daughters and is blessed with three gorgeous grandchildren in her life. Robin loves her family, her community and helping those around her. Two rescue cats (Zoie and Cap) are lucky to have claimed Robin’s place as their own.