What is the meaning of life? Apr 24, 2005 16:18:13 GMT -5
Post by fairyblood on Apr 24, 2005 16:18:13 GMT -5
Bastardometer said:I saw this exhibit last year in L.A. Very interesting.
This is the way to go here:
Body Donation for Plastination
(Yes. These pictures are of REAL people that donated their bodies)
All anatomical specimens on display in the exhibitions BODY WORLDS and BODY WORLDS 2 are authentic. They belonged to persons who declared during their lifetime that their bodies should be made available after their deaths for the qualification of physicians and the instruction of laypersons. Many donors underscore that by donating their body, they want to be useful to others even after their death. Their selfless donations allow us to gain unique insights into human bodies, which have thus far been reserved for physicians at best. Therefore, we wish to thank the 6.000 living and 300 deceased body donors.
For these purposes the Heidelberg Institute for Plastination maintains a special body donation program. Before signing a declaration of intent, all body donors are provided with detailed information. An information brochure published precisely for this purpose informs donors about the plastination technique, the history of body donation for plastination, information on the Institute for Plastination, how to become a body donor, what happens with the body at the Institute after death, and how the plastinates are used.
Body donation for plastination purposes constitutes a declaration of will, which may be revoked at any time.
Once a year a body donation meeting mostly takes place at the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg. Meeting Gunther von Hagens personally gives body donors the opportunity to exchange views with him. Moreover news around the BODY WORLDS exhibitons as well as new projects are presented at this opportunity.
.............woah. That's cool in an Ed Ghin sort of way. Very interesting.