Redditor centrallysquared shared this photo of their mom’s ‘parts’ after cremation. They said their mom had “Lots of surgeries over the years. She was a wonderful woman who ran many marathons. She loved Tom Selleck and Blue bloods Wednesday! We had to request to receive the parts back from the crematorium.”
I find this very interesting, having worked at a facility that manufactures surgical instruments and implants.
Dad would’ve thought this was neat too. 🙂
In between the time that Dad was hurt and died, we made the decision to donate whatever organs could be salvaged. This was an easy decision, as Dad had previously said that he’d donate whatever he could, because he wouldn’t be needing them. (ha ha!)
Due to some circumstances as his age and such, they weren’t able to use Dad’s larger organs; but planned to take tissue and eyes.
Well, Mom recently got a nice letter from the transplant company. Here is a snip of the good stuff:
We encourage all of you who would also chose to donate your organs and/or tissue to make that fact known to your family.
Just say ‘Hey – this may be awkward, but my friend Jonco’s organs helped out multiple people after he died.. and I’d like to do that too – so if anything were to happen to me, I want you to know that now.’
If you live in the US, You can sign up to be an organ donor HERE.
This slightly profane 2010 Penn And Teller clip really made them ahead of the curve when it came to calling out the inanity of anti-vaxxer arguments.