When you applied for your driver’s license, you may have checked the box to be an organ donor, an uncontroversial option that has saved almost 30,000 lives a year. But have you ever considered donating your body for science?
At 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, LifeLong Learning brings you a frank and informative discussion of end-of-life options, including burial, cremation, and whole-body donation, either to a medical school for training physicians or to a non-transplant tissue bank for medical research. (See "A Comparison Guide")
Representatives of Science Care, the world’s largest accredited whole-body donation program, will discuss the pros and cons of each choice and explain the differences between donating your body to a medical school versus a tissue bank, and how treatments for conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease have advanced because of the program.
They will also discuss why it is important to discuss your decision with your family and the process for donating your body to science.
Tickets to all Monday Morning Lectures are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.
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