Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Something to think about... in death

So recently I read this article, Parting Gifts, about donating your body to science. Not something I've ever really thought about before but it definitely got me thinking. I'd like to do it. Not just organs, which I've always been for anyway, but whole body donation. Kind of morbid? Sorry. That's me sometimes.

Read the article and let me know what you think.

Here's information about BU's donation program:
http://www.bumc.bu.edu/anatneuro/anatomical-gifts/

The University of Toronto also has a program:
http://anatomy.utoronto.ca/body.htm

I found information for the state of Virginia as well:
http://www.vdh.state.va.us/medexam/donate.htm

And then there's the Anatomy Gifts Registry.

For most of these programs, they pay for cremation and return the cremated remains to your loved ones. And lest you think that the remains are destined for an urn on the fireplace mantle, there are other options:
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