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Story : China-Silent Mentors
File ID : 136992
Video ID : 1197408
Dateline : Recent
Duration : 1'53
Locations : Beijing, China
Type : Chinese/Nats/Part Mute
Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
Restrictions : Not access Chinese mainland
Pageview : 157
Summary : Medical college students, teachers mourn for those donating bodies for medical research
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1. Various of medical faculties and students mourning for "silent mentors"
2. Pan down of monument and wreaths
3. Mid of students laying wreath in front of monument
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Hu Jie, student from Beijing University Health Science Center:
"The teachers donated their body to the medical profession. We will work harder to repay them and society at large."
5. Mid of Huang Li at memorial service
6. Close of Huang Li
7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Huang Li, daughter of one body donator:
"He (Huang's father) said he would donate his body to medical science, and my mother said she would also do so. So I applied for the forms from the hospital and all of us filled in the forms to make some contribution for medical research. This is also my father's last wish."
8. Mid of monument in honor of donators
9. Pan right of namelist of donators inscribed on monument
10. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Lv Shijie, deputy president of Beijing branch of Red Cross Society of China:
"We will carry on the activity, and we hope the government can make relevant laws and regulations as soon as possible so as to guarantee the smooth running of the work."
11. Wide of namelist of donators inscribed on monument
12. Mid of namelist of donators inscribed on monument
13. Wide of monument in honor of donators

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More than 500 faculties and students from medical colleges in Beijing spontaneously visited the Chang Qing Yuan Cemetery to mourn their "silent mentors" who donated their bodies for medical education and research after death, on the eve of the Qingming Festival.

In the medical profession, students call the people who donate their bodies for medical anatomy and research the "silent mentors", whose purpose is to help more experts and medical students explore the mystery of human body and promote the medical development, so that more patients can be cured.

The monument named "Life" in the Chang Qing Yuan Cemetery was specially established in 2003 for those "silent mentors".

Every year at the Qingming Festival, the medical college students in Beijing gather at the cemetery to give their highest regards or best wishes to their silent mentors. The memorial service has been held annually for six years.

"The teachers donated their bodies to the medical profession. We will work harder so as to repay them and the society," said Hu Jie, student from Peking University Health Science Center.

Huang Li, who fulfilled his father's will to donate his body, also attended the memorial service.

"He (Huang's father) said he would donate his body to medical science, and my mother said she would also do so. So I applied for the forms from the hospital and all of us filled in the forms to make some contribution for medical research. This is also my father's last wish," said Huang.

According to the statistics available from the Beijing branch of Red Cross Society of China, the national capital Beijing has had recorded 13,441 volunteers who applied to donate their bodies, among which 1,230 have already finished the donation.

"We will carry on the activity, and we hope the government can make relevant laws and regulations as quickly as possible to guarantee the smooth running of the work," said Lv Shijie, deputy president of Beijing branch of Red Cross Society of China.

 

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