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Expanding medical schools in Michigan

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill authored by state Rep. Matt Lori to expand the number of medical schools in Michigan that may receive cadavers that have been donated to science.

Currently only Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan can legally receive bodies donated for scientific purposes, Lori said.

Under House Bill 4341, Oakland University, Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University – which have medical schools under way – would be added to the list of eligible schools.

Lori said with recent openings or planned openings of medical schools at Oakland, Western and Central, alumni of those universities who would like the opportunity to benefit medical schools at their alma maters would be able to do so.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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