Vote for Kathy Reichs - Million for a Morgue
Every £1 you donate via this page gives 1 vote to Kathy. The author who receives the most votes will have the mortuary named after them, so dig deep! To make your donation: enter an amount that you wish to donate in the 'Amount' box. Leave the second box at 1 and then click the 'Add to Basket' button.
The Million For A Morgue campaign will help the University of Dundee raise £1 million to build a world leading forensic centre. We are teaming up with some of the world's finest crime writers to raise funds and awareness.
Professor Sue Black and colleagues in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at Dundee – who feature in the new series of BBC2’s `History Cold Case' - are building a new morgue which will allow them to adopt the Thiel method of embalming. This gives surgeons, dentists, students and medical researchers a more realistic method of testing techniques, practising procedures and developing new equipment and approaches.
The CAHID team have developed groundbreaking techniques in areas such as hand identification, which has directly led to the successful prosecution of a number of paedophiles identified from images of their hands found in obscene photographs and films.
The Centre also runs a major training programme in Disaster Victim Identification, which has trained police offers in practical techniques in human identification, enabling them to be deployed to help identify victims of mass fatalities anywhere in the world.
Check www.millionforamorgue.com for a list of the authors who have signed up.