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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query her                                                                 
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx here
User :   hi may i ask a few questions regarding my body donation ?
Doctor :   Ya proceed
Doctor :   I will help you to my expertise
User :   thanks may i ask as ihave consented to being a full body doner will thay still accept my body as im going to an ethunassia clinc later tonight ?
Doctor :   No
User :   y not may i ask
Doctor :   Depends where do you want to donate your body
User :   there is amed school in xxxxx where im going who has accepted me will thay use me ?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But Did u make it clear that after Euthenasia, are they willing
User :   as i got advanced cancer of the brain stem yes i did and thay have accepted me
Doctor :   Generally following natural death or accidents they Body donation pact comes in act
User :   y do thay need to collect my body within 2 hours of my death ?
Doctor :   The tranplant center will prefer to collect all viable organs as early as possible.
User :   but how can thay when im going to a med school
Doctor :   In that case they will preserve your body
Doctor :   With formalin, so that decomposing process will be delayed and will be of benefit to the med students
User :   does this have to happen to my body ?
User :   whats formalin ?
Doctor :   No, unless you wish for it
Doctor :   Its the preservative used to preserve bodies in medical school
User :   i want to go to med school but does what you said have to happen to my body ?
Doctor :   they bodies are soaked all night and then kept out in day for anatomical study by med students
Doctor :   Sorry i cant follow your query
User :   i am a body doner but do i need to be perserved with formalin?
Doctor :   Yes after death. Bodies are preserved with formalin
User :   as im going be dead by 2am tommrrow when will thay start perserving my body
User :   as its during the night
Doctor :   Probably within 2 hours
Doctor :   They will preserve it in a cold storage and transfer to facility were required in the day
User :   so whats the process there use on me to preserve me ?
User :   how am i prepared to be perserved ?
Doctor :   The Authorities have their own protocols to follow
Doctor :   They will go accordingly
User :   may i ask thay asked if its ok to use me as from this monday i said yes ok but is this to soon for my body to be studyed after death ?
Doctor :   No after death time will not bother you, rather u will be respected a lot for donating your body
User :   what i meane is willmy body be ready for them to study ?
Doctor :   Yes for sure
User :   may i ask as im to be used monday afternoon what will happen to my body monday for it to be ready for them ??
Doctor :   Could u be claer
Doctor :   *clear
User :   as im beingused monday after noon whats done on monday for me to be ready for students ?
Doctor :   Probably they will use your body when required till then will preserve your body
User :   ok but when there ready for me what am i placed on for them ?
User :   where am i taken for use ?
Doctor :   To the anatomy dissection hall
Doctor :   Where in med students will study human anatomy with the help of cadavers
User :   how will i be placed for them and yes im pleased to be a cadaver for them
Doctor :   On the dissection table.
User :   am i clothed still or covered ?
Doctor :   U will covered with a sheet only the part to be studied will be exposed
User :   so under the sheet im naked yes ?
Doctor :   U dont have to worry u will receive all due respect in the dissection hall'
Doctor :   it is part of the ethics
Doctor :   Yes
User :   can i ask will the students beable to take alook at the cadaver me fully under the sheet ?
User :   can i ask will the students beable to take alook at the cadaver me fully under the sheet ?
Doctor :   Yes when required they will/can.
User :   may i ask do you think i am going be a good cadaver as im 25 years old ?
Doctor :   Yes for sure
User :   may i ask how is my body handled before im on the dissection table ?
Doctor :   There will specified workers who will handle your body, like shifting from the preservation room to the dissection hall, u will remain covered during transport
Doctor :   With a plastic sheet
User :   is this left on and how am i placed on table
Doctor :   With the plastic sheet covered
User :   on monday will i been got ready before the students arrive ?
Doctor :   Not necessarily
User :   may i ask my bod has a good amout of pubic heair is this ok ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so it wont be in the way then
Doctor :   ya
User :   y is this
User :   do thay study my reporductive organs ?
Doctor :   yes as and wen required
User :   so is my pubic heair a problem ?
User :   i have alot of body heair too is this a problem ?
Doctor :   NO not at all
User :   y is that
Doctor :   Cadavers are preserved naturally as they are
User :   so as im whol now this ishow i be monday at the anatomyhall
Doctor :   Yes
User :   now i hope im usefull for them when im laying there for the them
User :   can i ask whats the first part to be dissected ?
Doctor :   As i said as per requirement
Doctor :   Are u there
User :   sorry went o the toilket
User :   toliet
Doctor :   ok
User :   may i ask will my penis be dissected ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   can i ask this wont happen monday eill it
Doctor :   Dont worry NOT ON MONDAY
User :   so how long will i be layed out for them
Doctor :   For about 2 hrs
User :   thats all and i be fully dissected ?
User :   may i ask will my brain be studyed ??
Doctor :   Yes
User :   can i ask whats the process to get to it to dissect it ?
Doctor :   Cut open your skull and then study your brain
User :   when will this happen
User :   may i ask how is my spine removed ?
Doctor :   It will not be removed
Doctor :   Will be studied intact
User :   ic so is my back opened
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so will my bosy be layied out how for them
Doctor :   They will dissect through the spine
User :   will i be layied on my front for this
Doctor :   Yes
User :   then how can thay get to my spine its in my back
Doctor :   They turn you around
User :   how to what
Doctor :   Your body will be turned around face facing the table
User :   how can this be done
Doctor :   Thats the way its done
User :   how maney students will use me
Doctor :   Strength varies from college to college
User :   but in genrail
Doctor :   Around 10
User :   so i will teach around 10 students
Doctor :   Yes
User :   may i ask on monday will my body allready be in the hall ready for them ?
Doctor :   Probably
User :   may i ask will thay see that i am young
Doctor :   Yes ofcourse
User :   but will i upset them
Doctor :   NO not at all
User :   can i ask how will t reporductive organs be dissected
Doctor :   Cut through the centre
User :   ok well thank you for all your help and advice cheers
Doctor :   ok thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Is there any thing i may assist you with
Doctor :   bye for now
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