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Donating your body

February 1, 2014

Have you ever considered donating your body to medical research or to an anatomical gift program at a college? Health care and medical graduate students need bodies to practice on, not just learning......

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MariananeK

Feb-04-14 8:14 AM

I think this is a great idea, as a matter of fact I have already made the arrangements to have this done. I have a card I carry with the 800 number to call to have my body picked up when I die. I made this decision several years ago to donate my body for medical research

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ArtFold

Feb-03-14 6:51 AM

They can have my body when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

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Premier

Feb-01-14 10:14 AM

"You have (other) more-practical purposes, intended, for your corpse?" -Sham

Yes! "Prop me up beside the jukebox" by Joe Diffie.

Well, I ain't afraid of dyin', it's the thought of being dead I want to go on being me once my eulogy's been read Don't spread my ashes out to sea, don't lay me down to rest You can put my mind at ease if you fill my last request

Prop me up beside the juke box if I die Lord, I want to go to heaven, but I don't want to go tonight Fill my boots up with sand, put a stiff drink in my hand Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die

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Nobody

Feb-01-14 8:48 AM

"The college/graduate school will come pick up the body as long as the body is within their mile radius and the next of kin calls within 24 hours of the body being dead."

"Hello. Yes, I'd like to arrange to have my husbands body picked up as soon as possible. How long has he been deceased? I can't answer that until you tell me when you're a comin' to pick up his body."

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CMReeder

Feb-01-14 8:42 AM

When my brother died of cancer my family question if we could donate his body for research. The answer was no his body was too diseased to donate for research or a medical school.

We had him cremated per his wishes. He had died July before 9/11 in Texas. His ashes were in a cardboard box which I placed in my carry on bag. I was stopped and searched before boarding our flight home and his box containing his ashes was open and tested for explosive materials.

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MrShaman

Feb-01-14 8:18 AM

"If one ever thought about donating their body this LTE will definitely turn them off." - Premier

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You have (other) more-practical purposes, intended, for your corpse?

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Capricorn1

Feb-01-14 7:51 AM

The U.S. has thousands of unclaimed bodies every year and the law dictates in many states that if the school follows the proper procedures and completes the necessary documentation, they can have these bodies donated to medical science for teaching and experimental purposes.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-01-14 7:04 AM

Given the costs of a funeral home and cremation these days, I see this as a wonderful alternative.

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Premier

Feb-01-14 5:09 AM

If one ever thought about donating their body this LTE will definitely turn them off.

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