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Guidance on procedure for body donation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   DrXXXhere
User :   HI MAY i ask you a few questions about my body donation ?
Doctor :   Please Proceed.
User :   do you think there still beable to use me as a cadaver due to me haveing cancer of the brain stem thats too advanced to treat ?
Doctor :   Yes they can.
User :   as a doctor do you agree its a good thing i done becomeing a body doner ?
Doctor :   It is something very appreciable that your body will be used for study purpose.
User :   yes and i think its best medical students get to use real bodys to learn from thats y donated mine
Doctor :   That is something really good.
User :   as im a body doner what will happen to me once im dead ?
Doctor :   The body is embalmed and stored in formalin .
Doctor :   Formalin is a chemical used for preserving the tissues.
User :   will thaay have to do this with me then ?
Doctor :   Yes they will do it. When are you planning to donate the body? Have you already signed the consent?
User :   yes its all sorted i beenaccepted
Doctor :   Ok
User :   how am i stored in formalin
Doctor :   The whole body is stored in the formalin
Doctor :   In a formalin reservoir
User :   may i ask am i clothed when in the reservior and for how long will i be there ?
Doctor :   No you will be naked
Doctor :   When it will be required it will be then taken out.
User :   ok whats the typical time i might stay stored before use ?
Doctor :   Formalin is a preservative and can store the body for long so it depends on the use of the cadaver
User :   well im going be used by first year med students so what will thay do with me ?
Doctor :   They will use it for dissection purpose.
User :   will my body be the first cadaver thay would have seen
Doctor :   It depends if they are being taught on the first cadaver or not.
User :   ok may i ask will my age be a problem as im young
Doctor :   No not at all as the organs are the same.
User :   well im 25 years old
User :   well im 25 years old
Doctor :   Its fine
User :   may i ask when its time for me to be used what do thay do to get me ready for students
Doctor :   Nothing as such only take out the body from formalin and then the students use it for study.
User :   am i not reclothed or covered ?
Doctor :   The body is naked
User :   ok so where will my naked body be taken too
User :   ok so where will my naked body be taken too
Doctor :   To the Anatomy Hall.
User :   will the students be in there before i am ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so am i covered when bought to them ?
Doctor :   No it will be naked.
User :   oksothere see me rhight away but when thay bring me in what am i on ?
Doctor :   On a stretcher.
User :   do i stay on this ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   how am i placed for them ?
Doctor :   On the dissection table lying straight
User :   ok may i ask will thay feel my body before stating there dissection on me ?
Doctor :   Yes they will
User :   can i askwill thay beable to see my reporductive organs ?
Doctor :   Yes they will be able to se
User :   may i ask whats the first part there dissect of me do you think ?
Doctor :   It depends on the organ to be studied
User :   ok but useally ?
Doctor :   may be they can start from head
User :   ok so will my brain be studyed and will thay see the tumor ?
Doctor :   Yes they can see and study it.
User :   may i ask whats the procees to get to my brain
Doctor :   It will be cut and then seen
User :   how do thay get my brain ?
Doctor :   By cutting through it.
User :   though what
Doctor :   Instruments like forcep. scalpel etc
User :   okbut how is my brain removed from my body ?
Doctor :   It may or may not be be removed
User :   if it is hows it done
Doctor :   With the instruments itself
User :   ok may i ask will thaybe studying my reporductive organs too
Doctor :   Yes they are also to be studied?
User :   how can thaystudy my privert parts whats the use ?
Doctor :   Medical students have to study each part of the body
User :   may i ask how will my penis be dissected
Doctor :   It will be cut by a scalpel and then studied.
User :   who cuts it and where ?
Doctor :   The students only cut it.
Doctor :   Below the testes.
User :   is it ever in half and are my testicals dissected too
Doctor :   No its not half.
Doctor :   Testicles would not be dissected.
User :   may i ask will there e much of me left after dissection
Doctor :   All the parts would be dissected and separately studied.
User :   may i ask how long will i be in the anatomy hall
Doctor :   Until the dissection is over.
User :   may i ask will any of my bones be cut ?
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Doctor :   bones are separetely studoed
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