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Body donation to the hospital for anatomy after euthenasia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi can you help me with body donation questions please ?
Doctor :   Please go on , I shall try to help you to the best of my knowledge , If I do not know any , I shall ask you to consult some other doctor, Would that be fine ?
User :   yes thanks what i like to ask is as im ill with advanced cancer of the brain stem i have desided for etunnassia which is the clinic im at now so am i still able for the body donation to happen
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Could you please re ask the question ?
Doctor :   I have not understood.
User :   can i still be donated for med students to use my body after etunassia
Doctor :   Oh Sure , very much, it can be used , That would be a great gesture for the medical fraternity.
User :   so after etunassia in a few hours will my body still be sent to uni for students to use ?
Doctor :   Yes it would be sent before 2-3 hrs.
User :   thay wish for a fresh male cadaver this is me will thay beable to use me today ?
Doctor :   Yes, if your euthanised today
User :   yes i am thay need me for 3pm dissection class will thay get me in time
Doctor :   What time are you being euthanised ?
User :   can i ask am i going be usefull as im 25 years old as i guess most are older in the next 2hours ?
Doctor :   I have not understood your previous query, Could you come again ?
User :   is my body going be usefull still as im young im 25 years old
Doctor :   Yes very much, it would be very useful.
User :   so once im dead will i be unclothed ?
Doctor :   Yes,If you are taken for dissection.
User :   yes thats what i singed up for
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   there is 6 students awaiting my body i been told do you think there be greatfull to recive me later today ?
Doctor :   Yes, every medical student pays homage to the all the bodies on whom they perform dissection and every patient without whom they would have learned nothing.
User :   ic ok may i ask as a body doner there wishing to dissect my reporductive organs first i dont see what can be learnt from this
Doctor :   You can discuss about ths with the Forensic and Anatomy expert about your choices , But they would utilise every part of the body.
User :   so im going be tot dissected then yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   may i ask does my brain and brain stem get dissected at any point
Doctor :   Yes. If the malignancy has not caused total damage to the underlying brain tissue.
User :   how will thay know this if damage has been done
Doctor :   From the oncologist who is treating you
User :   ic im with you yes spoce there have my medical record yes
User :   may i ask im guessing sum of my skin will be removed from my body
Doctor :   Usually that would not be done , but during the course of dissection, that would be done after limb after limb.
User :   so as im for dissection i will have skin removed yes ?
Doctor :   I feel you have to hurry up consulting your oncologist about your brainstem .
User :   y he agrees body donation is a good thing to do
Doctor :   I would still consider that you should not continue with euthanasia, if it is illegal in UK.
User :   spoce so but am i going be usefull after death still
Doctor :   Is it legal or illegal in UK ?
User :   it is legal but only at a special clinic you go too
User :   like in most countrys
Doctor :   Ok.That is fine .
User :   may i ask would you if you was a student would you mined dissecting a young cadaver like me ?
Doctor :   Uusally we prefer young cadavers.
User :   y is this ?
Doctor :   Because the muscles and all the organs can be viwed better.
User :   how comes
Doctor :   As old cadavers have no muscle mass left and all organs are in degenrartive state.
User :   ic so it be better for them to dissect me then an older cadaver
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   may i ask when im in the lab how am i layied out
Doctor :   The anatomy prof. would be the right doctor to answer that.
User :   ic but how was the body layied when you used a cadaver
Doctor :   What exactly do you tend to mean by layied, Sorry I have not undrestood that ?
User :   may i ask will a saw be used on my body at any time during dissection ?
User :   how am i placed when in lab ?
Doctor :   Yes a saw would be used .
User :   on what parts of my body
Doctor :   On all four limbs.
User :   ic so are my limbs to be cut away from my body then
User :   i was told the saw would be used on my head too
Doctor :   Yes
User :   y is this ?
User :   y is the saw used on my head ?
Doctor :   To open the skull .
User :   how is my skull opened its under heair and skin ??
Doctor :   An anatomist can help you with that exactly
User :   ic may i ask as a dr would you recommend me to be sent for dissection by med students ?
Doctor :   It is totally your decision.
User :   i know and i want too i guess you dont agree with them who say bodies should not be dissected
User :   the thing is if pepole like me never donated how would a dr learn i think its best thay use live dead real bodies then just learn from books do you agree ?
Doctor :   It is very true.
User :   im pleased to be there cadaver for later today for them also i be at rest out of paine so it benifit them and me too
User :   i wont feel anything later will i
Doctor :   No
User :   im guessing my reporductive organs will be exspoced for them to dissect as required this afternoon
User :   is there much to dissect of me to get to my pubic bone whereever that is in me ?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is there much to dissect of me to get to my pubic bone whereever that is in me ?
Doctor :   It is very difficult for me to help ypu with taht, Anatomy specialist will be of great help.
User :   ok but do you know where this bone is in me
User :   may i ask will my pubic heair be left on my body till dissection happens
Doctor :   Pubic bone is in the pubic region and is between the two groins
User :   is this easy to cut though in me ?
Doctor :   No
User :   but can it be done if so with what
Doctor :   I do not know the questions you are asking , would be best answered by a anatomy specialist, shall i try to connect you to him ?
User :   yes please
Doctor :   Please log out and log in back after 10 mins.
User :   y is that
Doctor :   Because we need to redirect to another doctor .
User :   how is he going find me
Doctor :   The customer care team shall direct the chat.
User :   how when i log back in
Doctor :   Yes, they shall try to find a doctor if possible who can help you in anatomy.
User :   ic ok well thanks for your time and help
Doctor :   You are welcome and thank you for ocnsulting me
User :   ok thanks bye
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
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