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Comment #5401008 by Darren Tully

Darren Tully Aug 26th 2016, 9:46 AM #

Yes, but my first preference would be for my organs to be donated to people who need transplants.

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Poll: Would you donate your body to medical science?

Poll: Would you donate your body to medical science?

97 people donated their bodies to medical science in Ireland last year.

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    Favourite Fergal O'Hagan
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    Aug 26th 2016, 10:14 AM

    I think in general those who donated their bodies to science are those who have died from a long illness like cancer. I am no doctor but I would assume that the important organs wouldn’t be viable after cancer has ravaged them

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    Favourite Daniel Wilson
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    Aug 26th 2016, 10:33 AM

    Both statements make no sense there. People from all walks of life agree to donate their bodies to medical science (not just cancer victims), and even if it was exclusively cancer victims their entire body is still useful to the cause, even cancer stricken organs

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    Favourite Chris Mcdonnell
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    Aug 26th 2016, 11:23 AM

    My body is medical science already. There will be a shrine in the college of surgeons dedicated to me when I’m gone.

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    Favourite Philip King
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    Aug 26th 2016, 11:23 AM

    We should really bring in the opt out system

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    Favourite Spilt Pint
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    Aug 26th 2016, 12:01 PM

    @Daniel I think you flipped the meanings there, the “cancer-stricken” people may not be useful for the transplant scheme rather than scientific donation. My uncle was riddled, hence not being able to be an organ donor like he would have preferred.

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    Favourite Alan Scott
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    Aug 26th 2016, 2:00 PM

    My pocket is telling to go ahead and donate no funeral costs

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    Favourite Wynnner
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    Aug 27th 2016, 12:19 PM

    Sadly you cannot donate your body post organ removal, it has to be intact even if you have a postmortem it rules you out of being able to donate.

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