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Jellybelly
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I have a dear friend in the San Diego area that suffered terribly from Lyme. Her joints were destroyed by this disease. She recently had double hip replacemnt surgery at the age of 73 and was feeling so much better, and was so positive about her future.

Then sometime this last Saturday she had an anurism explode in her head, and by Sunday morning she was taken off life support. Her body is still here, but she is no longer there. Hospice says it won't be to long and the family is starting to make arrangements.

One of her wishes was that her body be donated to research for Lyme Diesease. Does anyone know how to go about this?

Again she is in San Diego County.

Thanks

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glm1111
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I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she knew and that her family knows that absolutely no tissue transplant/donation is safe.

My guess is that's why she chooses research donation - but just wanted to be sure.

Blessings to her, her family and dear friends. I hope love can shine through.
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Jellybelly
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Thank you Onbam. They are on the east coast, my friend is on the west. Also, they want the part of her that is extremely damaged and may be of no use to them. They are studying nuero lyme particularly and she seemed pretty ok there. Other parts had be ruined by Lyme.

Glm111q, I spoke with Lifquest, they have no need for Lyme studies:{ Thank you

Keebler, she she was very aware of not donating living organs.

So does any one else have any ideas?? This was very important to her.

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Only thing I can think of is try calling ILADS.
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Jellybelly
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How sad, I did speak to ILADS, thank you Greengirl. There really is no where other then them columbia University:{
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DId you call Columbia for ideas?
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Jellybelly
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Yeah I did. Maybe one other option they were going to look into, but I have not heard back from them.
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So sorry for your loss

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steve1906
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Hi Jellybelly,
I think you need to sign a consent form stating your desire to donate your body to Science when you're still in a good start of mind.

I'm so sorry to hear this bad news... |

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steve1906
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I just found this site, it could be by just telling your family your wishes they may donate your body.

Take a look> http://www.ehow.com/how_4616150_can-leave-body-medical-science.html

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