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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   How may i help you
User :   hi may i ask you a few questions regarding my body donation ?
Doctor :   Yes proceed
User :   imm ill with cancer of the brain stem thay carnt treat as its too advanced so i desided to become a body doner to help teach students is this usefull do you think ?
Doctor :   Yes I will aprreciate that
User :   ok the thing is im gay but my boyfriend wishes to donate my body is this ok too ?
Doctor :   It Should be your wish
User :   but can he still donate my body after im dead ?
User :   will thay accept my body ??
Doctor :   yes u can
User :   if my boyfriend donates me what happens to me ??
User :   you there have i upset you ??
User :   how what am i used for when he donates me to them ?
Doctor :   To study human anatomy
User :   how is this done with me
Doctor :   Your body will be preserved and then studied
User :   do i have to be preserved and hows this done
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Your body will be dissected to study the anatomy
User :   is this a good thing and will this happen soon after my death
Doctor :   Its Great you decided to donate your body
Doctor :   But still you can decide if u wanna withdraw your donation?
User :   no its what my boyfriend wants he wishes to donate me can he ?
Doctor :   It should be your wish, not your partners wish
Doctor :   Though its a very great act, should be of your own interest
User :   ok but can he once imdead donate me with out my consent as my next of kin ??
Doctor :   No, not without your consent
User :   so as i singed the papers given my consent he will beable to hand my body over ?
Doctor :   Yes ofcourse
User :   when you say i be perserved how ?
Doctor :   Your body will be immersed in tub of formalin
Doctor :   Till further use
User :   whats formalin and does this have to be done to me ?
Doctor :   Its a preservative
Doctor :   Yes if not preserved your body will soon decompose
Doctor :   Then of no use for students
User :   may i ask how long will i wait till im used
Doctor :   You see the purpose of u donating becomes pointless, if not preserved
Doctor :   Probably after death
User :   yes but how long after
Doctor :   According to the requirement of the students
User :   may i ask have you seen a pic of my body ?
Doctor :   No
User :   would you like to then you know what im donating and see if im ok ?
Doctor :   While you donate your body, for such great act what ever condition the body is they accept generously
Doctor :   So u will have no issues with physique
User :   ic so as im 25 and slim i be ok yes
Doctor :   Yes for sure
User :   may i ask when perserved am i clothed ?
Doctor :   No not necessarily
User :   then what
Doctor :   You will left uncovered
User :   you meane naked ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   do the pepmined who pesrve me that im naked ?
Doctor :   No you will observed with respect and educational tool, so no issues with that
User :   will my penis and testicals be seen at this point ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   may i ask will these parts of me be seen and dissected by students ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   may i ask how and y
User :   its only a penis and testicals ?
User :   whats the point of dissection of it ?
Doctor :   They read its anatomy
User :   how its just my penis and testies
Doctor :   Its your whole body
User :   yes i be donating
User :   can i ask hows the penis dissected
Doctor :   THrough the shaft into two
User :   whats the sharft
Doctor :   The centre region of your organ
User :   will it bleed
Doctor :   Yes, but very little
User :   will any of my body bleed much
Doctor :   Not after death the blood clots as there is no circulation existing
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   ok may i ask my boyfriend has been reading about self consent execution in china ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   may i ask i was thinking of it what do you think ?
Doctor :   Sorry no idea
User :   ok the options are gas execution or electric chair which is quick do you think ?
Doctor :   Electric execution
User :   i was thinking that but will i feel much paine ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   But gas execution is to equally painfull and slow
User :   how long will i feel paine for ?
Doctor :   Depending on your build and physique
Doctor :   It varies
Doctor :   probably around 3 mins
User :   then im dead yes and paine free unlike how i am now ?
Doctor :   Yes you would be
User :   the info says my body will get hot how comes ?
Doctor :   yes due to chemical reaction
User :   if i choose this will i be ok to be dissected still
Doctor :   No they accept only if its natural death/ accidental death
User :   ok so once im dead on my own i can be used you ever herd of plastination ??
Doctor :   Sorry?
User :   you hered of body plastination by dr van hagen
Doctor :   It like making cut sections of your body into slides
User :   can i have this done and is it usefull
Doctor :   Yes its usefull to, its your option atlast
User :   may i ask whats the proceess to cut me ?
Doctor :   The first step of the process involves halting decay by pumping formalin into the body through the arteries. Formalin kills all bacteria and chemically stops the decay of tissue.
User :   will this happen to me and what artries where in my body ?
Doctor :   The second step is using dissection tools, the skin, fatty and connective tissues are removed in order to prepare the individual anatomical structures.
Doctor :   Any artery for that concern preferably the femoral artery, its in the medial aspect of your thigh and the one which is easily accessible
User :   ok and after then what
Doctor :   The body water and soluble fats are dissolved from the body by placing it into a solvent bath
User :   hen
User :   then
Doctor :   Then immersed in a polymer solution and placed in vacuum chamber. The vacuum removes the acetone from the specimen and helps the polymer to penetrate every last cell.
User :   ok ic
Doctor :   TheN body is positioned as desired. Every single anatomical structure is properly aligned and fixed.
User :   sounds intresting
Doctor :   Finally hardening is done with gas, light, or heat.
Doctor :   Are you there
Doctor :   Its a completly new Approach to Teaching Anatomy
Doctor :   Are you there?
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Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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