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#985346 - 30th Sep 2015 10:06am Funerals
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Cannot find the thread about funerals we discussed so started again. Morbid subject I know. Another way to avoid the cost of funeral, body donation. Watched a very depressing programme last night on tv about donating your body to science. Very hard to watch and quite shocked .it followed a man who only had a short time left and he went down this road. We saw him talking about it and then the process of him being embalmed and prepared for the students. Couldn't do it myself but good that some people can. Did anybody else watch it?

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#985347 - 30th Sep 2015 10:18am Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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I seen a little of it but turned it off,a bit sad to watch.the lady I did see on it was so brave in what she was facing and her decision to donate her body.

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#985349 - 30th Sep 2015 10:22am Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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It was hard to watch Dilly and yes she was brave. It's on again next week so guess we will see her end story.

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#985356 - 30th Sep 2015 10:33am Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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I didnt watch it as Ive only just got my mums ashes back from Liverpool Uni research unit , so I thought it might upset me unecessarily.

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#985358 - 30th Sep 2015 10:38am Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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Oh yes quite understand Venice. Think it would have been upsetting for you but I must say you should be proud of your mum and what she did who knows what advances in medicine were learned by her decision . Very brave lady..

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#985364 - 30th Sep 2015 12:37pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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Thanks cools. Her mum and dad did the same thing - sort of sets a precedence , but I havent made any definate moves yet. frown

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#985385 - 30th Sep 2015 6:44pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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I watched it and although upsetting found it inspiring. I have organ donor card and wish my body to be used if that is possible but not sure it can as time for embalming might be a problem? Anyone know the answer?

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#985396 - 30th Sep 2015 7:56pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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Not sure what you mean, can you elaborate ?

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#985446 - 1st Oct 2015 1:20pm Re: Funerals [Re: venice]
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Seemed like bodies are taken to be embalmed very quickly. Would it be too late for mine to go through embalming after any useful organs have been retrieved?

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#985472 - 1st Oct 2015 6:56pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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Yes, organs are removed very quickly otherwise they are useless.

You talking about embalming for your disposal (pointless apart from making undertakers richer) or embalming for use in medical science?

There is no great hurry for embalming the formaldehyde isn't fussy.
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#985512 - 2nd Oct 2015 1:37pm Re: Funerals [Re: diggingdeeper]
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For use in Medical Science; not going to line the undertakers pockets, I think they get more than enough already!!!

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#985576 - 3rd Oct 2015 6:11pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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Yes its true, there is some sort deadline for a body to be used for research, although not sure exactly what it is, but I know that if you die at the weekend /bank holiday etc, the University won't take you and you proceed normally with the FD's funeral, because keeping you on ice so to speak till a work day, isnt sufficient. I dont know what embarming has to do with it though (didnt see prog as you know). They couldnt embarm it whilst using it I wouldnt have thought ,and I dont get why they would embarm it for cremation?

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#985578 - 3rd Oct 2015 6:47pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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I saw the prog Venice and from what I gather they embalm you pretty quickly as they want to keep the body from deteriating and in as good as condition as possible. It may be awhile before the body is used. I hope I haven't upset you there as I know it's very personal to you.

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#985586 - 3rd Oct 2015 11:01pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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Ah, sorry, stupid me- for some reason I had it in my head that embarming meant wrapping you up after putting preservatives in you , but google has just told me that embarming is the actual act of using the preservative fluid . My misunderstanding will explain my daft answer! No you havent upset me cools, words are fine, its just the live film might have been a bit too graphic for me.

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#986795 - 13th Oct 2015 10:25pm Re: Funerals [Re: cools]
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At the weekend I was looking at funeral bills of grandfather in 1954

Funeral 28, Cremation 5 and a couple of other things adding to total cost of 37-5-11d.

Grandfathers pension paid to grandmother from BICC 5-8-4d per month.

Rent just over 7-0-0d per month.

She used to take in lodgers to supplement her income. In the end she could not manage and took a position of housekeeper/companion to an elderly lady living on her own. She must have been well into her sixties then.
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