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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   tell me your query
User :   HI as you know im a body doner but what i was asked today was would i mined my brain and spinal cord being donated
Doctor :   tell me more please in detail
User :   what would thay use these for
Doctor :   what type of donor are you talking about?
Doctor :   organ donor ?
User :   no a body doner for teaching like i am but thay wish to remove my brain and spinel cord to send for study
Doctor :   regarding it
Doctor :   have you contacted any hospital?
User :   yes im a body doner now but how can these parts of me be removed
Doctor :   you need to contact the hospital where you plan to donate
User :   ok but what is the normal way
User :   do i know anything about it
Doctor :   what all you want to donate ?
User :   i donated my full body for study
Doctor :   ok so they will examine you and let you know
Doctor :   what all organ is fit for donation
User :   iv been accepted is this good
Doctor :   yes it is
User :   ok but may i ask once im dead my body will be taken to a lab for being turned into slices for study what does this meane ?
Doctor :   it depends what you have opted for ?
Doctor :   if you are donating a organ nothing like this happens
User :   no iv ticked for the other donation
User :   thay say thay need to recive me within 12 to 24 hours after death y is this
Doctor :   what is your medical condition ?
User :   cancer of the brain stem am i usefull
Doctor :   we need to see your reports for that
Doctor :   how fit you are
User :   can you give me a few mins please i be back please dont go yet thank you
User :   can you give me a few mins please i be back please dont go yet thank you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sure
User :   hi back
User :   you seen my pic yes
Doctor :   Not received yet
Doctor :   Plz resend
User :   to who
Doctor :
User :   hi just sent pic named my pic for donation
Doctor :   Ok just a moment
User :   its a recent one i have on pc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Still not received i guess Gmail is down
Doctor :   So you can proceed with your query
User :   im wearing boxers and i got my phone
Doctor :   But i havent received
User :   may i ask can you tell me how is my brain going be removed ?
Doctor :   plz proceed with your query
User :   i have please see above
User :   can you advice me how my brain will be removed
Doctor :   The skull will be cut opne and then removed
Doctor :   With help of electric saw
User :   may i ask how iv got thick heair and skin on my skull yes
Doctor :   It will not matter
Doctor :   the scalp will be peeled off then cut through
User :   hows it peeled what happens to my skin
Doctor :   It simply peeled following an incision on scalp to loosen the connective tissue after that it easily peeled
User :   where is the skin placed
Doctor :   Its disposed
User :   ok may i ask as im 25 years old is my anatmoy ok to be used
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Plz restrict to medical queries only
User :   sorry have i upset you
User :   can i ask how is my spinelcord removed then
Doctor :   Plz restrict to medical queries only
Doctor :   these questions are promptly answered by forensic experts
Doctor :   have to consukt then for the same
Doctor :   You can proceed with medical queries if any
User :   ok may i ask then when my body goes to a anatomy hall what happens to it
Doctor :   There is a long que of patients so plz restrict to medical queries only
Doctor :   And i guess i have already answered this query of yours
User :   im sorry i though i was
User :   can i ask as a gp would you advice me to donate my body
Doctor :   Yes but detail explanation will be provided by a MD anatomy specialist
Doctor :   Its your choice
User :   have you got a contact for a person like that
User :   did you get my pic
Doctor :   Sorry
User :   hi ok i resend yes
Doctor :   Still not recived
Doctor :   Plz restrict ot medical queries only
User :   ok can i ask during my body study will my face be covered
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Plz restrict to medical queries only
User :   just sent pic called my body pic
Doctor :   Not yet recived
User :   you recived it ??
Doctor :   Do you have any medical queries?
User :   i carnt understand y not
Doctor :   As said gmail is down
User :   ok may i ask y dooes dr van hagen want my body
Doctor :   There is a long que of patients so plz restrict to medical queries only
Doctor :   That should be his personal opnion
User :   he said he like to use my body for his show you ever seen it
Doctor :   plz restrict to medical queries only , Do you have any medical queries?
User :   may i ask when i die does my body go cold and stiff
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I have huge que of patients to be answered so plz be specific
Doctor :   And only medical queries,
User :   so if im stiff how can i be moved and used by med students
Doctor :   Sorry could not answer this question of yours
Doctor :   Is there any medical queries you have?
User :   ok i get it you want me gone but can i ask whens best to contact you ??
User :   do you have a privert email add
Doctor :   You are welcome anytime but restrict to medical queries only
Doctor :   In that case i will answer all your questions
User :   you have been helpfull but do you think i should be a cadaver
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