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mydogsandme | 20:13 Thu 06th Nov 2008 | Body & Soul
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How do you go about doing this,does anyone know please? My elderly Mum has asked me to find out. Sensible answers only please.

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I had always thought this was for the best, however on discussion with my family they found the prospect very distressing so I expect they'll burn me or plant me as makes them feel less sad.
my uncle donated his body ..but he was so ill
his body wasn't suitable .
elderly friend of mine had same as your uncle ,the onlyone,
There's an option on the UK donor card to leave it to medical science
It's an awful choice - you can donate organs to save lives, or donate your body to medical science, which could help save lots of lives in the future. Sadly you can't do both.
My Mum did this.
She wrote to the Hospital University for the paperwork.
Completed it and sent it back to them.
They keep it on file until the dreaded day comes for the family. The Senior Lecturer examines the body to ensure it is acceptable for the University.
They then remove the body.. and normally they write to ask if you wish the body to be returned to the family, or arrangements to be made by them.
I chose the latter.. but did attend a beautiful memorial service at the University 18 months later. Families of the deceased all attended the service, as well as the Students. A token wreath is placed in the chapel on behalf of the students and Lecturers. Deceased names are written in the book of remembrance. xx
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thank you for all your thoughtful and helpful answers x

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