Anatomical donation is hence an invaluable component of the education, and training in Apollo Medical College. Our teaching programme is only possible due to the altruistic generosity of countless donors over the years. Each year our students acknowledge the inception of their study of anatomy by holding a convocation of gratitude to honour the donors. This service is an opportunity to reflect on the immeasurable value of these gifts. With this act of generosity, donors facilitate the development of skills and expertise that will ultimately contribute to the advancement of science and medicine. Donations also help students develop a sensitivity and understanding that will better position them to treat the human spirit and ease suffering.