- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - George Washington University medical school officials say they’ve stopped accepting donated bodies for a program at the school because they’re unable to identify some cadavers they already have.

In a statement released Friday, medical school dean Jeffrey Akman apologized to all of the affected families and entire medical school community.

Akman says the school has been contacting family members of those who willed their bodies to the school, which uses between 30 and 40 cadavers for classroom instruction each year.

Medical school spokeswoman Anne Banner says an investigation was launched after school officials received a complaint last fall.

Akman says the program’s manager is no longer employed by the university.

Banner says the school has enough cadavers on hand, so classes won’t be hurt by the moratorium on new bodies.



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