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From: "David Moore" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] The Bereaved
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:26:53 +1030
I am not sure how the law works in the UK but I had a heart transplant 4
years ago and I know that any family member here in Aust. can stop they
donation even if it is written into your will and you have requested your
organs for donation. We are one of the lowest donation countries in the
World and it is very hard over here to get people to understand the good
they can do in donating.
Mount Gambier S Aust
From: Brian B [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 4:49 AM
Subject: [CHS] The Bereaved
I will start out by saying that I do NOT wish to cause anyone, particularly
the recently bereaved any distress whatsoever.
Recent topics, threads, call them what you will have stirred my thoughts.
Recent newspaper accounts have brought to the fore the importance of the
When you or I die to whom does your body or other remains belong? Assuming
you have any. You can't own it because you're dead. Your relative can't
own it because it is yours and not his/hers.
While my wishes might be RESPECTED are they legal? If, for example, I say I
do not wish my organs to be removed and donated, who has the right to
override this wish. You might think - no-one has this right.....but they
do. Our glorious Queen.
I have stated in my will that my remains will be used by the School of
Biological Sciences [my local doctors school] for research or practice in
how to chop up a person so they don't know they've been chopped. This is
quite legal and saves me, or my rels, the cost of a funeral. But, can this
And in case you think this is Non-Gen, what about the will?
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