Things to do once you’re dead December 12, 2007Posted by davegoblog in Future, Personal, Religion, Science, Technology.
Back when I did the Crazy 8s meme, I said that I wanted decide how to use my body for science after oxygen failed to reach my brain for at least five minutes and/or brain death occured. Here’s a list of fun things to do when the Grim Reaper comes knocking:
- Become an organ donor. This can be as easy as getting a driver’s license. You too can donate your eyes (or corneas) to Stevie Wonder just like Ferris Bueller would have.
- Plant yourself on a body farm, which is used in the study of forensic anthropology: the study of human decomposition that occurs after death. Currently, there are two facilities located in the United States: the original “Body Farm” is at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and the more recent one is at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Find out more here and here.
- Donate your body to a college or medical school for learning purposes. A quick search in Ohio turned up body donation programs at Ohio State University and Northeast Ohio Universities.
- Give up your old bones. Instead of or in addition to the body donation, you can bequeath your skeleton for education as well.