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Ask Marilyn: Should I Donate Organs or Give My Body to Science?

Janice Lindsay of Damariscotta, Maine, writes:

Marilyn: Which has the greater overall benefit when a person dies: to donate the body for medical research or education; or to donate the organs to benefit individuals?

Marilyn responds:

I believe that donating organs is better because it represents an important application of what we've learned from that research and education. But keep in mind that one can do both: donate organs and leave the rest of the body to science.



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