The Service of Gratitude is an annual event held to honor, with sincere gratitude, the selfless legacy of individuals who have donated their remains to the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA for the advancement of medical education and research. Medical students lead this event with support provided by the Student Affairs Office and UCLA's Donated Body Program.

Service of Gratitude 2024 

On May 18, 2024, students led a Service of Gratitude Ceremony to honor donors in the UCLA Donated Body Program.

This is a gift that’s something you could never ask for, and gives back in ways many cannot understand



Travis Siems, assistant director of UCLA Health’s Donated Body Program