How a Woman's Donated Body Became a Digital Cadaver | National Geographic


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  • National Geographic
    National Geographic   9 months back

    This story was brought to life over the guidance of three National Geographic editors-in-chief, across the administrations of three U.S. Presidents and nearly two decades of medical innovation. To learn more, please read our feature magazine article here:

    • Nadica Živković
      Nadica Živković  3 weeks back

      It is very good story.Inspurativ.

    • study with taco
      study with taco  2 months back

      I don't fread dead

    • Anna Bailey
      Anna Bailey  4 months back

      K.T. Why fanatics. When you die your body is an empty shell. When Christ return you will get a eternal body.

    • orionh3000
      orionh3000  5 months back

      this is a very sad story :(

    • Marie Theresa Hughes
      Marie Theresa Hughes  5 months back

      Wonderfull, humanity, humility 💚💜

  • Asuka Rei
    Asuka Rei  2 hours back

    Little did he know he loved her. A sad story of every mad scientists 😭

    • Aldsy Irgg
      Aldsy Irgg  18 hours back

      I still don't know how to react when I was learning by dissecting human bodies.


      • Flappy Goons
        Flappy Goons  21 hours back

        Only me that noticed how he refrenced Star-Trek? He is definitly a Vulcan

        • jnie swartz
          jnie swartz  23 hours back

          If they are slowly grinding her body away is the dust particles of her body in the air their breathing in. Regardless, this was a beautiful story. Yes, they were friends

          • Ugly Dog
            Ugly Dog  2 days back

            Looks like plastic.

            • MrShafflin
              MrShafflin  2 days back

              I love that mozart requiem

              • Always And Foreverleigh

                “...if I could be a small part of it...”
                well congratulations ma’am; you’re now officially MANY small parts of it. 27,000 of them, to be exact.

                • Tylar Roy
                  Tylar Roy  4 days back

                  Wow, such a great video! She's very much a real hero, WAY braver than anyone I've known ever seen! Props to her!! And also I usually I don't feel disgusted when I'm eating and watching something like this, but the food I'm eating looks kind of bloody, so yeah, I'm sick! (*´ω`*)(~ ̄³ ̄)~

                  • Burrut Ayush
                    Burrut Ayush  5 days back

                    IDK warming is a thing 😐

                    • Achannel V
                      Achannel V  6 days back

                      17:11 is that you Jim from THE OFFICE?
                      (I know it doesn't have to do anything with this video)

                      • Rosalio Garcia
                        Rosalio Garcia  6 days back

                        Sick people

                        • THE ULTIMATE IRISH MAN

                          Yeah ummm

                          If i die im going into a coffin ⚰️

                          • shonamishti magic box
                            shonamishti magic box  1 weeks back

                            Soul never dies, body is just a cloth that soul wears once in a role, new cloth for new role. Soul is an energy, and energy can never be created nor be destroyed, it was created during big Bang and will get destroyed during big crunch. So play Ur roll best and then next roll.

                            • Rich D
                              Rich D  1 weeks back

                              I don't have any negative emotions about what will happen to my body after death. I find it fascinating what could happen. But no matter what happens to it, even if it's held in preservation in any form (even digital), will eventually disappear.

                              • Nathan Anderson
                                Nathan Anderson  1 weeks back

                                Thank you 😞

                                • Rashad Evans
                                  Rashad Evans  1 weeks back

                                  Susan will always be loved ♥️

                                  • Aditya Raj
                                    Aditya Raj  1 weeks back

                                    Probably one of the best teacher's sacrifice i have ever heard ..

                                    • Janine Latido
                                      Janine Latido  1 weeks back

                                      I totally relate to this 👍

                                      • Nitesh Tripathi
                                        Nitesh Tripathi  1 weeks back

                                        Very informative

                                        • hororo roror
                                          hororo roror  1 weeks back

                                          I wanna vom3

                                          • Nike Z7000
                                            Nike Z7000  1 weeks back

                                            Is anyone else tired of seeing the iPhone 11 ads??

                                            • thành đặng tiến
                                              thành đặng tiến  1 weeks back

                                              Can't helped but feel disturb. Seeing someone alive and then their frozen corpse.

                                              • Araceli Orozco
                                                Araceli Orozco  1 weeks back

                                                Now, she is keeping the Lord company in his glory. Thank You Susan 💙💙💜💜❤️

                                                • ANJU MARIYA JOSE
                                                  ANJU MARIYA JOSE  2 weeks back

                                                  She wanted to see everything that might be done to her after death.. She was persistent.. She did something beyond words.. And thank you Susan

                                                  • Onmyoji Topper
                                                    Onmyoji Topper  2 weeks back

                                                    Bruh this Viktor sounds like the mad scientist Viktor from league experimenting about bodies

                                                    • Andrew Moran
                                                      Andrew Moran  2 weeks back

                                                      Sign me up! This woman is part of something great! Would love to do the same and I’m 24 years old.

                                                      • gegemon green
                                                        gegemon green  2 weeks back

                                                        this gets me so emotional, that roses and that messages of her. ✌😢

                                                        • Abram Maas
                                                          Abram Maas  2 weeks back

                                                          They look like ghouls from fallout 4

                                                          • Ltd Clinic
                                                            Ltd Clinic  2 weeks back

                                                            She was in love whit her doctor so much she give him her body after death

                                                            • Desmond Low
                                                              Desmond Low  2 weeks back

                                                              I donate my body to people who has necrophilia fetishes

                                                              • eww eww
                                                                eww eww  1 weeks back

                                                                i would too but nobody would want it lmao

                                                            • AJ AJ
                                                              AJ AJ  2 weeks back


                                                              • loverofbeauty& truecrime

                                                                Susan Potter insisted on being a part and knowing all ins and outs of the program. How remarkable and selfless! These type of shows are so fascinating. “The Body Donors” is an example. It’s fantastic and thought provoking. After we die the earth continues to spin and others continue to learn.

                                                                • Jordan Johnson
                                                                  Jordan Johnson  2 weeks back

                                                                  I am so blown away by this. I cried a little. Thank you National Geographic for supporting this type of documenting. This is what we need more of. 🙌🏼

                                                                  • Raymond Burton
                                                                    Raymond Burton  2 weeks back


                                                                    • negima112
                                                                      negima112  2 weeks back

                                                                      3:46 Casper found?

                                                                      • sumaiyah muhammad
                                                                        sumaiyah muhammad  2 weeks back

                                                                        How could you cut the human body??doesn't matter alive or😢😢😢😢

                                                                        • SaLaD FiNgErS
                                                                          SaLaD FiNgErS  3 weeks back

                                                                          She's right about everything.

                                                                          • Louise Paul Severo
                                                                            Louise Paul Severo  3 weeks back

                                                                            Best video while eating

                                                                            • fotofemale1
                                                                              fotofemale1  3 weeks back

                                                                              Susan you rock lady. I love that you wanted a blanket for inside the freezer. May you always live on through science :)

                                                                              • Kelsey Brackett
                                                                                Kelsey Brackett  3 weeks back

                                                                                This is Amazing!!!

                                                                                • Burning Heart
                                                                                  Burning Heart  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Looks like a horror movie...I'm so scared

                                                                                  • Antony Kj
                                                                                    Antony Kj  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Susan potter 👑👍

                                                                                    • Gʀɛɛռ Pɛռȶǟɢօռ?

                                                                                      omg i watched the video for one second before getting nightmares all day. Then i skipped the first 10 seconds.

                                                                                      • No Pun Intended
                                                                                        No Pun Intended  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I'm sure somebody was cutting onions as well in that room

                                                                                        • Jalen Scott
                                                                                          Jalen Scott  4 weeks back

                                                                                          “We’re trying to simulate the human being”

                                                                                          • Evo Naus007
                                                                                            Evo Naus007  4 weeks back

                                                                                            The grandma of harry was a legend?
                                                                                            Now i know😯

                                                                                            2019 any one?

                                                                                            • Morrigan
                                                                                              Morrigan  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Doc: I'm not your friend
                                                                                              Doc: roses in the doorway and friends :3