Body donation programs are excellent because they help to lower funeral costs of families and also help people make a lasting impact on the world they left behind. Body donation is a great way to aid medical research, train new medical professionals, and possibly help lead to the cure for disease in the future. Therefore, it is an excellent cause to stand behind, but it can be hard to get information about body donation to the public because death is not a topic that anyone likes to discuss.
Body donation can be an awkward subject
While it may be awkward to talk about death, most people still try to make their funeral arrangements in advance. After all, it is not something that you want to leave hanging until the last minute because then your family will be left with the task.
You do not your grieving family to have to make these types of decisions. In addition, if you are not clear about what you want before you die they may be left with uncertainty and indecision as they are not sure what would you would have wanted. This can actually lead to rifts among family members that have different opinions.
Cremation, burial or body donation
For this reason, you should approach the topic of death and body donation if it is something that you believe in. There are plenty of acceptable ways to talk about body donation the same way that there are acceptable ways to talk about cremation or burial.
For instance, social media is a great way to inform people about the different options that they have after death. Many people may not properly understand what is included in body donation. If they did fully understand than they might give it a second thought and more consideration.
Let People know
For instance, one target of your campaign could be to let people know that even if they donate their body to science they can still choose to be cremated. One reason many people do not choose body donation is because they feel that it is too final.
This is however not the truth since after your body is used for research the remains are cremated. At this point they are returned back to the family that you left behind. Therefore, it is not giving up the body altogether, just allowing the body to be used to better mankind and the world before it is cremated making it a much more acceptable idea.
You also might want to inform people via social media how easy it is to get started with the application process. Many people would have liked to have donated their body to science but did not fill out the proper paperwork before hand.
It only takes a few minutes to get access to the necessary paperwork and the process is actually very simple. Of course, they will need to inform their relatives of their choice as well, but all in and all the process of becoming a body donor is actually so simple that anyone could handle it.
Teresa Norris writes about health, family and travel.