Donating body to cancer research
April 29, 2008 11:46 AM Subscribe
A dear friend's mother is dying of lung cancer. It's Stage IV metastatic lung cancer that has spread to her brain, bones and lymph nodes. She very much wants her remains to be donated specifically for cancer research and we're having trouble finding out how to do that.
posted by judith to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
She and her family would prefer that her remains are not used for general medical school anatomy training, but rather that the tumor samples and specific pathology of her disease might help cancer researchers in some way.
Her own doctors have not been able to assist with this, and we are calling various willed body programs without having much luck. Our time frame is a few weeks, so we'd like to get this planned as soon as possible.
Might you know of a facility who would be interested in granting her wish and that would benefit from studying her body?