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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxx
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query
User :   hi may i ask you about my body donation
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   may i ask iv been accepted by a medical school as a whole body doner but may i ask for what perpoce will i be used for ?
Doctor :   well a whole body donor means that you agree to give your body parts for donor to people that need them
User :   ok so y will i be sent to a med school
Doctor :   its a very noble thing to do
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   thay say i be a cadaver for the students is this correct ?
Doctor :   no it all depends to what all you agree to
User :   i agrred to be used for teaching anatomy ?
User :   and im a 25 year old male
Doctor :   well you are doing a great option for humanity
User :   y is this ?
Doctor :   because your donation will help us in the medical field tremendously with research and a cure
User :   how when im going to a medical school
Doctor :   students there will learn from your condition
User :   thay will see the brain stemumor i have ?
User :   thay will see the brain stemumor i have ?
User :   stem tumor sorry
Doctor :   its ok no problem
Doctor :   you will help the medical community with understanding your condition better
User :   how ismy brain removed
Doctor :   every thing will be explained to you with due course of time .. till then i would suggest you to live your life to the fullest
Doctor :   be happy and do things that you always wanted to do
User :   yes but i wish to know what is goinghappen to me as i wont know once im dead will i ?
User :   is it not good whats going be done to me once im dead ?
Doctor :   i can honestly tell you that giving your body for donation is a huge step in it self ... no many people are so considerate like you ... the steps you have taken are applauded...
User :   but i like to know whats going happen to me once im dead
Doctor :   let me explain to you ... see once your body goes for donation ... it depends at that specific time if you have a matching accepter for your organs ... there is a strong matching that will be done... so based on that if you match to a specific accepter for a specific organ then your that organ will be taken ... what i am trying to tell you is that its all time specific
User :   i thought i was donating to a medical school
Doctor :   giving a body donation is the most beautiful thing any man can do to help a fellow human being ... you should be extremely proud of your self... i am proud of you too
User :   yes but i still dont know if i be usedd for teaching as its my wish
Doctor :   yes it will be ... your body will be used to teach future doctors to learn and so that they can be better doctors
User :   may i ask what happens to my body during there study
Doctor :   it depends on the study which will be conducted
Doctor :   but the core lies in your help
Doctor :   and thats really amazing
Doctor :   no such process is conducted
User :   ok so what then ?
Doctor :   once your body is donated it will used for medical purposes as per the current need\
Doctor :   but i am really glad you have opted.....
User :   may i ask what happens to my body once im dead
Doctor :   The most common use for a cadaver is the medical cadaver study in which students dissect the body to view the organs in situ. Some schools use embalmed cadavers for their studies, but the best cadavers are the unembalmed (or fresh) corpses of the recently deceased.
Doctor :   Since the embalming process changes the texture of the muscles and organs, a fresh body is more natural and the muscles and organs look and feel much like they would in a live person. Cadaver studies are an important part of a medical education and, prior to the use of cadavers, physicians basically had to guess where (and even what) things were inside the body. Some medical schools are phasing out cadaver studies in favor of computer-generated imagery.
Doctor :   And while there is ample information available on the location and function of the organs, cadaver studies provide one valuable advantage: exposure to an actual body. Cadaver studies give the students hands-on experience with cutting into and handling the structures in a human body -- something a computer program simply can't replicate. so now you understand how important is your contribution
Doctor :   Cadaver tissue is often used in bone and skin grafts in accident and burn victims. Cadaver skin is used in grafts for burn patients, and cadaver ligaments are used to replace torn ACLs. Bones, corneas, lenses, heart valves and large blood vessels are all collected from cadavers for use as replacement parts.
User :   yes but may i ask is all my body stdyied
Doctor :   yes you will be a very important donation to mankind
Doctor :   you are a brave person
User :   y brave i be dead
User :   may i ask where will i be studyed ?
Doctor :   because the step you have taken is a strong step ... you are helping the world... your donations are very worthy
Doctor :   it depends on which medical college needs you
Doctor :   its not about who does it ... its about the deed
User :   ok may i ask is my body clothed when in use
Doctor :   no
User :   then how will my body be
Doctor :   you will be naked
User :   will i be on full view to the students
Doctor :   yes you will be .
User :   have you ever seen a pic of me ?
Doctor :   yes we have
User :   am i suited body for use do you think ?
Doctor :   yes you are
User :   may i ask y ?
Doctor :   your age is young..your organs would be a perfect for donation .
User :   ic may i ask after study will i look as i do in the pic ?
Doctor :   Obviously not
User :   so my body doesent stay whole then and thay just look inside me then
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You can see these videos of anatomical dissection here
Doctor :   http://xxxxx/yyyyyy/zzzz.html
Doctor :   They are really good
User :   ok i will do and thanks well im going now but thanks for your help
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   Bye
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