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Originally posted by xpert11
The stupid thing is that in the event of my death my Mums permission is required before my organs can be donated.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
I registered with the bone marrow folks. That's a bodily donation that lots of folks forget to do. The good thing is that you don't have to die before you donate!
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
What do you need to do to become a marrow donor ? Is it just a blood test to register, or do they need to dig out some marrow ?
For human dissection needs, the body count is low
Organizations that distribute cadavers to medical and undergraduate schools say there aren't enough to go around.
By DeeDee Correll, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
May 25, 2008, 7:34 PM MDT
DENVER — Jonathan Dameworth haunts his professor's office three times a week, trying to wheedle his way into a human dissection class scheduled for fall at Colorado State University.
If he can't get in, the 21-year-old said, he'll have to spend an extra semester earning the credits he needs for his minor in biomedical sciences.
His professor is sympathetic. The problem is, the class already has too many live humans and too few dead ones.
For the first time in two decades, the organization that distributes donated cadavers to medical and undergraduate schools in Colorado and Wyoming doesn't have enough to go around.
Colorado's Anatomical Board, which typically receives up to 160 cadavers per year, finds itself with a shortfall of about 20, even after changing its standards to accept heavier corpses.