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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   HI I LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN STILL BE A BODY DONER TO SCIENCE RESEARCH AS I HAVE CANCER OF THE BRAIN STEM
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Yes, If you are really want to donate your body, you can be a donor.
User :   YES IDO AS I THINK ITS GOING HELP OTHERS WONT IT
Doctor :   It is a generous act and yes most people wouldn't do it.
User :   MAY I ASK DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MIGHT BE USED FOR AS A BODY DONER
Doctor :   You may be used for medical studies or if possible your organs can be considered as a transplant to some people who need it.
User :   MY DOCTOR SAYS I PROB BE USED FOR MEDICAL STUDIES WHO WILL USE ME FOR THIS ??
Doctor :   Medical students will be the ones who will be benefitted.
User :   so where will thay take my body for them to use it for study
Doctor :   You would be taken to a medical college or medical universities where you are used for studies
User :   for how long would i be used and what studys will thay do with my body
Doctor :   The various uses are
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1. Organ specimen for pathological studies
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2. Microscopic studies
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3. Anatomical studies by means of disection
User :   yes answer 3 is the same thing my doctor says i would probly be used for so where will these studies take place
Doctor :   There are multiple uses as I have mentioned already and not just dissection alone.
User :   if im going be used for anatomical disection will my body be totally unclothed ??
Doctor :  
However a dissection studies in a dissection hall.
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Most of the time, you would be covered in a white cloth and the part that has is studied are only exposed.
User :   yes my doc says there take me to the dissection hall what will happen to me will my pants ever be removed ??
Doctor :   Yes, you would only be under cover of the white sheet.
User :   so a i going be totally nude under it
Doctor :  
Yes.
User :   will medical students need to dissect my penis and scrotum sack area
Doctor :   The dissection of the genitalia are not done.

User :   so my privert parts are safe then
Doctor :  
The student use already prepared slides for studying the genitalia's and hence your private parts are safe.
User :   ok may i ask my doctor has wished that once i pass an autopsie is done is this rhight do you think
Doctor :  
Autopsy is done to know the cause of death.
User :   yes but i would have thought thay know as i got cancer of the brain stem so y has he requested i have a full body autopsiy within 24 hours of my death
Doctor :  
So if it is a possibility or not only the doctor who is treating would know that.
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Hence I would not be able to comment on that.
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Have you followed?
User :   ok but if one is done am i takeing sumwhere for this to be done ??
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I am a general physician and I do not know about the details of autopsy.
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So I cannot comment on this question.
User :   ok may i ask will my age be a problem for me to be dissected
So it is not problem.
User :   am i totally nude before the students see my body
Doctor :   I have already commented about this earlier.
Doctor :   You would be under cover of a white sheet.
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Are you there?
User :   hi yes just need a wee
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Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?
User :   um will i bennifit the students who be useing my body
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Yes, You are definitely benefit the students.
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In some places atleast in India, medical students consider the body donors equal to the status of God.
User :   will thay learn much frm my body as i prob be younger then other cadavers
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Your generosity for their use is one deed that they are bound to repay to the society with their service.
User :   yes and iwould have helped them yes
Doctor :   It is a very good act and you must be proud of it.
User :   may i ask am i face down or up when im laying waiting to be dissected
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You would be kept in a position described as anatomical position,
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Anatomical position is a face up position.
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Have you followed?
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Do you have any other query?
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