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Thread: what about a cadaver ?

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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    As an atheist, I personally believe that all post-death rituals are for the living and not for the dead. What happens to my body after I die is really not up to me. It's up to my loved ones. I've discussed it with the people closest to me and they know that my personal preference is cremation after any usable organs have been harvested for donation. I have, however, made it perfectly clear to them that they are to do whatever they feel is best that will help them through the grieving process. If they want to bury me and visit my grave for years, they can do that. If they want to follow my preference and scatter my ashes to the four winds, that's equally cool. And if they decide to donate my body to science, they can do that too. It won't make any difference to me when I'm dead.
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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    My mother did so and we got her ashes back after about a year. I have donor bone in my right leg (tibial plateau transplant) after having crushed mine in a motorcycle accident. My parts are largely worn out but, none the less, I will offer up my remains if anyone has use for them.
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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    my other thread inspired me to start it .l personally dont want to donate my body to science because İ dont .dont expect to hear reasonable explanations from me because it is more sensitive part of donation in my opinion .


    but l appreciate anyone who decides to do it too.

    as a side note İ know some unbelievers want neither to be buried nor to be creamated and they decide to donate their body to medical science.

    l would like to hear their ideas about it.

    Sorry to hear that. I'm person who has been a patient at a heart transplant center.

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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Sorry to hear that. I'm person who has been a patient at a heart transplant center.
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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l would give my heart to you if l die before you


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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    No. I have no say in what it will be used for, and I'd rather it not be used for testing and improving some of the more destructive things humans tend to make.

    At this point in time, I think the best and most beneficial thing I could do with my body is provide it as fertilizer. No box, no embalming fluid, just stick me in the ground.

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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l dont know and thats why l asked you about it

    it seems fantastic
    I have not seen it anywhere neither. But why do not I believe you that it seems as "fantastic" to you!
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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    No. I have no say in what it will be used for, and I'd rather it not be used for testing and improving some of the more destructive things humans tend to make.

    At this point in time, I think the best and most beneficial thing I could do with my body is provide it as fertilizer. No box, no embalming fluid, just stick me in the ground.
    You mentioned "destructive things humans tend to make" and reminded me of the destructive ways humans get organs of other humans also. I fear that with a high demand and high price that there is a potential for a black market to be developed over vital organs. I fear that the high demand may surpass the wait for accidents to occur naturally and may start fabricating "accidents" instead.

    So plain old wasted to the ground does not sounds bad sometimes neither. My idea of being fed to animals and have the animals fed back to humans again is not bad neither. Both work against that destructive way by wasting organs.
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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    my other thread inspired me to start it .l personally dont want to donate my body to science because İ dont .dont expect to hear reasonable explanations from me because it is more sensitive part of donation in my opinion .


    but l appreciate anyone who decides to do it too.

    as a side note İ know some unbelievers want neither to be buried nor to be creamated and they decide to donate their body to medical science.

    l would like to hear their ideas about it.
    I have considered it.

    Why would I do it?

    because I know how important research is, and it is a way of continuing to contribute to knowledge.

    because I have been to a few funerals, and have had to organize a few. My daughter will probably have to arrange my funeral, and I have found these extremely stressful to organize, at a time when you are really not feeling up to it. Friends whose loved ones have had prepaid funerals have indicated that it isn't a lot different even when it has been pre planned.

    I talked to my daughter and we have thought about other options - like having a memorial/dinner further down the track at which people can share memories. She thinks she would be OK with that. Funerals can be times when there can be family arguments as well. For my funeral this may not be an issue - but I have seen siblings argue over how it should be done (even when they belong to the same church).

    reasons against

    they have strict conditions for accepting suitable cadavers - it has to be within a relatively short time of death. This may be too soon if people need to say "goodbye"

    Basically ... it may be my body, but funerals are really held for the living, not for the dead.
    they are an opportunity for the living to formally let go. Maybe its not respecting the emotional needs of those left behind to donate your body.

    I am also not sure it would be different for me if I were a believer .... I have been to enough crypts etc to know that if body and soul ever do unite again, God's got his work cut out reconstructing the dead as it is - so I doubt that my body being donated to science would be much of an impediment.
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    Re: what about a cadaver ?

    Sure, I'm an organ donor that's already decided to donate my body if there's any good use for it after my demise. Even if it's just for students to have a hands-on trainng of my insides. I'm not a hoarder, but I keep broken things that might still have a value.

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