Acknowledgement of Body Donors

Where do corpses come from? There’s a question to ask yourself.
They aren’t prepackaged to be purchased off a supermarket shelf.
No, our materials for gross anatomy and physiology
are donated by those who at death reach for the apogee
attainable through one final act of generosity.
Past generations helped them and in the spirit of reciprocity
they renounce their connection to their physical remains
that we may learn to alleviate the sufferings and pains
of all those who still reside upon this mortal plane.
So if you, or anyone you love, has ever gained
from modern healthcare or carried the flame
for one of the professions reliant on anatomical knowledge
take this moment to think of the body donors and acknowledge
their final gift to us and the generations we precede
and recognise that we should all be very thankful indeed.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Hook
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 21:24:47

    Very heartwarming. Nicely written, my friend!

    Reply

  2. lovethebadguy
    May 27, 2011 @ 10:43:56

    Hear hear!

    I would be a very happy ghost if my organs were able to help other people.

    😉

    Reply

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