CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


ot-would you donate your body to science?

it is my wish to leave my body to science. i have many reasons for making this decision. what are your feeling about this? thanks!


Tue. Sep 19, 2:01pm

Add comment  
I am an organ donor, I know its not the same thing but it is something.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:02 PM

Add comment
Read "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach before you do...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:08 PM

Add comment
op here

actually, my first choice was to donate organs until the recent news disclosing all of the unsavory, corrupt practices in the trade/sale of organs.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:13 PM

Add comment
no, I wouldn't

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:05 PM

Add comment
OP the world of science thanks you, but I guess (unless it matters personally to YOU because of your religion or whatever) you should really ask your close family and friends. Would it hurt THEM to not be able to say goodbye in a traditional way?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:07 PM

Add comment
i went and looked up reviews of this book on and all those who posted shared their love of the book. i think i will check it out of the library tonight.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:08 PM

Add comment
op-in response to 307 poster

my choice has nothing to do with the wishes of anyone but me. my friends and family cannot influence this decision. what they can do is hold a memorial or commemorative service to celebrate my life, if they so choose. i would not describe my particular choice as having any type of agenda and would not try to convince others to do what i choose to do. (not that anyone implied that i would, i'm just saying...) i feel that people who want to say goodbye to me can do so without having my body there. after all, it's my mind that i'm loved for.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:28 PM

Add comment
to 307

what is the traditional way you write about? i thought each culture/religion/family had their own tradition. is there a "universal" way to say goodbye? not trying to come off as snotty...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:30 PM

Add comment
yes, I would. If I could save someone's life, absolutely.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:40 PM

Add comment

I would. I may be a surgeon's first cut. I may teach a new medical student that this is not the field for them or I may teach that student to be respectful because every cadaver was someone's loved one. I may rot in a lab somewhere. Or I may not. But I would like my body to be as productive in death as it was in life.

And thanks for that book recommendation - I will also be reading it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:56 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge