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Old 01-17-2019, 06:43 AM
 
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My wife willed her body to the local school of medicine. They remove the body within 2 hours of being called. One could then have a private Memorial Service. I have willed mine the same way.
They do have some restrictions; DH looked into doing that and they won't accept emaciated bodies. He died of acute myeloid leukemia and was 117 lbs. the last time he was weighed. He was 6'2". I agree that it's a good option if you qualify.

Now that I think of it- when I was 11 years old they found (via X-rays) that I had 3 kidneys. That would make some medical student's day. Maybe I should re-think my plan to just be cremated immediately.
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 PM
 
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I’ve asked around where my mom was bruried and the cost of a service and cremation is about $8000.
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Old Today, 07:23 AM
 
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Now that I think of it- when I was 11 years old they found (via X-rays) that I had 3 kidneys. That would make some medical student's day. Maybe I should re-think my plan to just be cremated immediately.




Could you sell that extra kidney?
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Old Today, 07:49 AM
 
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Could you sell that extra kidney?
Not interested- I'm in great shape for 66 and don't want to risk surgery.

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I’ve asked around where my mom was buried and the cost of a service and cremation is about $8000.
Now that's crazy. DH's cremation was about $1,000 and I think that's pretty common. We're members of a church so no charge for the facilities or the priest. I made a donation to his Discretionary Fund (an account he can use to help people or charities) but he didn't ask for it. Four soloists were maybe $50 total We didn't have a gathering afterwards other than DS, DDIL and me going out for lunch. Did the $8,000 include some kind of reception?
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