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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   HI can you help me with a few questions regarding body donation ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I shall try to answer your questions
User :   may i ask as im 35 years old and have cancer of the brain stem iv singed up as a body doner may i ask what am i most likely to be used for ?
User :   sorry 25 years old
Doctor :   Which organs do you want to donate?
User :   i wish to donate my full body ?
Doctor :   Did you ever speak to one in person about organ donation?
Doctor :   I mean an expert
User :   yes if i go for autopsie thay will do this do you think i will go for a autopsy ?
User :   whats a autopsy
Doctor :   I am not sure
User :   post mortoum
Doctor :   Post mortem should be done
Doctor :   But I am not very experienced in this field
User :   okbut what happens at a post mortem
Doctor :   I did not witness post mortem yet
Doctor :   There are different experts for it
User :   ok but will i be clothed at this ?
Doctor :   Obviously the clothes are removed
User :   what evry thing inc my underwear ?
Doctor :   Yes, I think so
User :   may i ask as a cadaver have you seen any at a med school ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   can thay use bodies like mine ?
Doctor :   Unless they examine they cannot really say
User :   iwas accepted as a body doner is this good
Doctor :   sounds good
User :   thay say its going be intresting to see my brain
User :   as you seen cadavers yes was there any male bodies there ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   there are male bodies
User :   was any young like me
Doctor :   We do not recognise by their age
User :   ok may i ask how will my body be placed for use ??
Doctor :   On a stretcher or flat table
User :   if im on a table what am i wearing and how am i layied out ?
Doctor :   Flat in supine position
User :   whats supine position
Doctor :   Flat with you facing the roof
User :   ok will i be clothed or not ?
Doctor :   not
User :   soam i naked then ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   who removes my clothing
Doctor :   I have no idea about that
User :   did you use a male cadaver ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   did you find it intresting to use him to learn
Doctor :   Yeah
User :   so when im used will the students find me intresting
Doctor :   I think so
User :   can i ask am i covered at any time ?
Doctor :   The other parts are covered apart from the part we dissect in the anatomy hall
User :   may i ask wil my reporductive organs be dissxted
Doctor :   Not really we have not done
Doctor :   We do not dissect the reproductive organs
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