• Question: a friend of mine recently died of cancer and donated her body to medical science. what are you opions on the matter? would you be wlling to do the same to help others?

    Asked by cucumbermustache to Damien, Rachael, Simon, Suzi, Tim on 18 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Hi @cucumbermustache
      I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, but what they did is really amazing.
      Medical science really needs donations of bodies to help research. It can make a huge difference and aid medical advances and understanding.

      I am on the organ donor register, but if my organs can’t be used after I die I would like my body to be used to help medical science.

      What’s your opinion of it?

      Thanks for a great question!

    • Photo: Damien Hall

      Damien Hall answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      I think the same as Suzi about this. I have recently had my will changed to say explicitly that I want my organs to be donated for transplant if they can be, and, if they can’t, then my body should be used for medical research.

      May your friend rest in peace.