Monday, March 27, 2006

Body donation

Ideal of body-donation after death by the veteran CPM leader Anil Biswas can and should be popularised and adopted in practice by giving state-honours only to those departed leaders who may have donated their dead bodies for medical education. Commoners usually follow the trend set by political leaders. Once the phenomenon is made compulsory for leaders, people will follow thus making human-bodies available in plenty for medical research and education.

Madhu Agrawal, Delhi


At 6:03 AM, Blogger Nirmalya Nag said...

But the problem is after death, the body becomes the property of the family members. In Bengal, it happened earlier that the pledged body was not donated, i.e., the wish of the deceased was not honoured, because the family members did not like the idea. It was the case of famous poet Subhas Mukhopadhyay.
However, you are right that people follow political leaders and they should pledge their bodies for medical research.
You might be knowing that Jyoti Basu too has pledged his body. A Kolkata based NGO, 'Gana Darpan',
is spearheading a movement for this. Anil Biswas' successor Biman Bose also pledged his body.

At 6:07 AM, Blogger Nirmalya Nag said...

I beg your pardon for bothering you again. I forgot to mention the name of West Bengal Chief Minister Budhadev Bhattacharjee who also pledged his body.


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