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Body donation is the donation of the whole body after death for medical research and education. With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual, and contrasts with soul, personality and behavior. ... Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism, or the state of the organism after that event. ...


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Body Donation (381 words)
Donation of your body to the Department of Anthropology does not prevent donation of other tissues or organs.
We do not accept donations in cases where the individual has contracted the AIDS virus, any Hepatitis (A,B, or C), tuberculosis (TB) or antibiotic resistant bacterial infections such as MRSA.
We suggest multiple copies of the Body Donation Document be made and maintained by the donor's next-of-kin, attorney, or physician.
Body Donation Programme - Anatomy & Histology, Flinders University (1168 words)
It is incumbent upon the next-of-kin or the attending medical personnel, to ascertain potential suitability for the body prior to its transport to the University.
Donation Type 1 - Under this donation the body will be used to create a number of teaching or research specimens, thus there will be no specific time of burial and we cannot inform the family.
Donation Type 2 - Under this donation the remains no longer required for teaching or research will be returned to the family's nominated funeral director for private burial - the cost of such burial to be borne by the family.
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