So, we’ve looked at how to dispose of your body after death, for instance, space burial etc. But what if you don’t want to be gone forever, out of sight, out of mind?
Well, there are other options you may not have thought about, or even known about.
Here are 5 to consider. Some well known, some lesser known.
5. Organ Donation.
Yes, live on for a little longer by giving the gift of life to someone else who needs organs to continue their life before theirs comes to an untimely end. Your heart could continue beating for several more years and think of all the great opportunities the recipient and your heart can go on to do.
4. Will Your Body to a University.
Allow doctors to learn their profession. All, so the above can go ahead. Through your donation, you can help future patients and even potentially future generations of your family, by donating your body for trainee doctors to practice their skills on.
3. Leave Your Body to a Body Farm.
We’ve all read enough crime fiction to know what a body farm is. A place where they leave cadavers in weird, wonderful and awful places to ascertain stages of decomposition and suchlike, to help with solving crime scenes. Who wants to allow murderers to go free if we can help scientists figure out this stuff?
2. Become a Crash Test Dummy.
Now, I don’t think this one applies to the UK, but in the US, you can donate your body to the Wayne State University School of Medicine to be used as a crash test cadaver. For the protection of future drivers!
Bodyworlds is a place where human bodies go through a process called plastination, where a body is hardened and posed and put on display in Germany. Be who you are, forever plasticised. For people to come and view. Who’s up for that one?