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Whole body or organ farming

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Aupmanyav, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Rather than asking for my body to be consigned to the flames (since I am a Hindu), I am thinking of giving the whole body for study and research or a request to farm the still useful organs in my body for transplantation in people who might need it. For medical study and research, they need he whole body. They do not mind if it is missing the cornea.

    At 80, with a history of smoking, I do not think my heart may be in a good condition, though it is still working. But perhaps cornea, kidneys, lungs, liver, spleen, etc. could still be used. I have not had any other serious illness in my life. Also consider the time it would take for my body to reach the hospital for further action if I do not die in a hospital. The organs may deteriorate during the transportation which could be considerable in India.

    I neither believe in nor desire any next life. Please advise, what do you think can be the best use of my body after death? With this, I would kick away the last ego - 'my body'.
     
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  2. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Research is always good. Even if they just use it for research its beneficial.
    Used to be if you donated your body to science, medical schools would usually arrange for donated bodies to be cremated and returned to the family when done.
     
  3. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    The body is returned if it has been given for organ farming. Whole body donation (obviously) does not involve return of the body. It is used by medical students for dissections in anatomy classes.

    I am thinking of a tattoo like ":), Hi, it is Aup. here"
     
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  4. We Never Know

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    The donated body doesn't disappear. After the research medical schools would usually arrange for donated bodies to be cremated and returned(the ashes) to the family when done.
     
  5. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    According to All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences here in Delhi, there is no return. I do not know how they finally dispose it. The family can see it once after embalming within three days.
     
  6. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Donating your body to help people in need of your organs is, i think, the best thing in life that you can do.

    It best if you are in hospital when you die so the organs will be viable when harvested. Living a distance from the hospital is a problem. Organs begin to decompose shortly after death but tissue such as skin, bone, heart valves and eyes can be used up to 24 hours after death.

    For use in medical research will also help train more competent doctors.

    I commend you sir.
     
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    Let me know when you're 'donating'.
    I could use a pair of extra hands. After all, four hands are always better than two.
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    I would never give my body for organ harvesting, but in your case it might be good. And when you don't plan/desire to return, you don't need it anymore:D

    If this would "kick away your last ego", then go for it, I would say
     
  9. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I see it as a good thing being an organ donor, whether for the need of another or for research.

    As for me, they can take what they need and burn the rest.
     
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  10. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Just hands won't be enough. Where will you get them fixed? You will need two whole arms (along with hands).
    Yeah, when what constitutes me can be in a million different things, why will I want to be confined to just one body?
     
  11. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Same here... harvest, light the grill, bbq my ***, send me FedEx or UPS to India.

    True story (I probably told it before)...

    My 32 y/o stepdaughter who is a lawyer and lives in my loft, whom hope gets her own place before I die so I can walk around naked in my own house... wait, where was I?

    Oh yeah... she said she’d take my ashes to India for immersion. I said really? She said she always wanted to go to India. I said wait, you’re waiting for me to die so you have a reason to vacation in India? She said yes, pretty much. I muttered the b-word. :D
     
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