My Donor

My husband, Chief Resident in Internal Medicine
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

I considered at first whether even to publish A Divet and a Button.  It turned out to be– by many hundreds–the most-read post on this blog.  I have had very touching feedback  after writing about the experience of meeting the medical students who worked with my beloved husband’s body.  One person told me of having been haunted for years by not knowing concretely what it meant when a family member had donated his body for medical research, and said it brought her some peace to learn more.

One of the students posted  “My Donor,” her account of that amazing afternoon.

Author: Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school near the the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water; she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2023 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.

7 thoughts on “My Donor”

  1. Getting a chance to meet these students, and reading what one of them wrote, was an incredible, hopeful experience. This is exactly what my husband wanted: for other people to learn every step of the way.

  2. Dear Stephanie,

    The team at Premed Network has recently come across your blog.

    I’m the President of Premed Network, a nationwide network of premed students.

    The vision of Premed Network is to create a platform for the next generation of physicians.

    We are reaching out to select medical student bloggers to share their posts in our community.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Omar Baig
    President, Premed Network
    16180 Alum Rock Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95127

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