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Query about donating a body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   I am Dr
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
User :   HI may i ask as im a body doner due to im ill with cancer of the brain stem thats too advanced to treat can you tell me how long once im dead will it be before im collected
Doctor :   I cannot specify the time.
Doctor :   It will be the decision of the hospital that is treating you at present, the hospital
Doctor :   or the medical school where you are going to be used
Doctor :   They will be deciding on the time when your body will be used.
User :   may i ask whats the process for my body once im dead
Doctor :   Can you reframe your question?
User :   once im dead what happens to my body ?
Doctor :   The body will be handed over to the relatives generally.
User :   i dont have any familly
Doctor :   If you do not have one, then the body will be kept at the mortuary for a period of time.
Doctor :   If there is none to claim the body and you have not given any specific instructions, the body will be handed over to the police.
User :   what will thay do with me ?
Doctor :   I am unaware of the laws and regulations those practised by the police officials with respect to unclaimed body.
Doctor :   A general practitioner who practise medicine in treating a patient wouldn't do that.
User :   may i ask as im a body doer i will not be haned to the police would i
Doctor :   If you have specific instructions, then if feasible by the hospital authorities, it would be followed else
Doctor :   it guides the lawful authorities like the police official to follow the instructions as suggested by you.
User :   may i ask the med school im going to says if there full there still take my body but there put me into deep frezze what the meane ?
Doctor :   Please restrict your queries to the medical queries alone.
Doctor :   I will not be able to answer your non medical queries properly.
User :   sorry its just im going be a cadaver for students and i like to know whats going happen to me as i wont know will i
Doctor :   May I know what exactly do you want to know about?
User :   once im at the med school what happens to my body when it arrives ?
Doctor :   Your body might be used for different studies by the students.
Doctor :   Studies like anatomy studies , pathological studies and so on.
User :   ok may i ask whats the first thing there do to my body after im dead ?
Doctor :   The exact use will only be decided by the medical school.
Doctor :   As i mentioned that will be decided by the school,
User :   when my body arrives at the med school will i be clothed or not
Doctor :   You will be covered in a white sheet.
User :   what happens to my clothing
Doctor :   Are you at the hospital now?
User :   no
Doctor :   Your clothes will be changed to the hospital gowns when you reach the hospital.
Doctor :   this will be removed after your death and then covered with the white sheet and then transferred.
User :   ok will the paper pants thay get me to wear be removed to once im dead
Doctor :   I have explained this, the gowns will be removed and the body will be covered with a white sheet of cloth.
User :   where am i transfered too
Doctor :   From the hospital wards to the mortuary, and then handed either to the medical school either directly or through other officials.(if you have already given consent for usage by medical school).
User :   yes i given my full consent so may i ask whats this formalin there going use on my body
Doctor :   Formalin as explained to you in your previous chat is the preservative that is used for the storage of organic materials such as human body.
User :   do i have to have this done to my body ?
User :   is it important
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   Its an important procedure.
Doctor :   Else the dead body will undergo changes of decomposition.
User :   how long once im dead would i start decomposing ?
Doctor :   They start to decompose in a day or two.
User :   ok may i ask y does my body have to have a number for the med school ?
Doctor :   Probably for identification;/
Doctor :   If they have any other use, I am sorry, I am unaware of it.
User :   i dont want pep to know who i am
Doctor :   This is not one that we study.
User :   have you studyed a cadaver ?
Doctor :   All doctors during their stay at the medical school have to do it.
Doctor :   As so do I.
User :   you a student ?
Doctor :   I meant as a medical student, I had to study cadavers
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