"With the body on a string", or how the dead can help the living?

Man has always treated with reverence for the dead. Our ancestors were buried in the graves of their relatives with the armor, different ornaments and jewels. After some time, the people in honor of deceased relatives started to build mausoleums, as well as put on their graves with tombstones to the memory of the dead will never disappear from their memory.

We perpetuate the memory of their deceased loved ones and loved ones in paintings and statues, doing everything to always be close to them mentally. Once it was even legal to leave a corpse in the house. But what happens to those who have never had children, family and any relatives, after their death? They simply forget. Today we will talk about how the dead can leave their mark in the world if they were alone in life.

Organ transplantation

Each year, thousands of more and more people stand in a queue for an organ transplant. Horrible, but, on average, from a lack of donor organs kills more than twenty people a day worldwide. Be it a new heart, liver or kidney - modern medicine can successfully transplant the patient virtually any organ. According to statistics, a healthy adult, who died suddenly from, for example, a head injury in a car accident, can literally pull out from the other world, eight patients who doctors have already impose the death sentence.

So, the easiest and non-burdensome manner in which each of us can save someone's life, it must sign a consent for posthumous organ transplantation or tick the "consent for donation" in your driver's license. Why do it? It's simple! After the death of a potential donor doctors will be only a few hours trying to remove healthy organs for transplant, and if you want to save someone, even after death, the time for it to obtain the consent of their relatives and settle other legal formalities, doctors may simply not have the time.

The Last Will and Testament

In the days of the Egyptians dead things were supposed to be with him even in his grave; American Indians burned all the property of a person with his body at the funeral; Vikings loaded the body of a fallen soldier, his clothes and the dog into a boat and set fire to it and pushed out to sea. The whole point was that people could enjoy their things in the afterlife, and the dog to a Viking was a kind of guide souls to the next world, and along with a true friend. Testament - is a legally certified document by which one paints, who gets all his belongings in the event of sudden death.

Because in today's world, even for a person of average income can be registered is not enough material wealth, it is likely that, not whether the deceased intestate, his relatives could easily kill each other for the coveted Khrushchev, or an old Ford. Agree, the will - this is some no, but to help.

Farms corpses

Surely, many of us have seen a movie where, after examining the body, the forensic expert can tell in detail about where, when and how the victim died. But how did they get the knowledge they need to investigate? It is here that come into play so-called "dead farm." The first such facility was opened by the University of Tennessee in 1971. "Farm" is a kind of research polygon on which doctors examine the decomposition process is dead in various environmental conditions. The body is left in the open, drowned in the marshes, buried in freshly dug graves, and even hung on trees.

Monitoring the decomposition process, a temperature behavior of insects and so on enables experts to draw a lot of useful knowledge which is then useful to capture real criminals. While most of the "residents" of farms represented unclaimed bodies, whose relatives had not showed up at the morgue, no one bothers anyone specifically bequeathed his body of the university, supervising one of these research projects.


Although the death - this is not a "pearl", which especially has to, to do it with someone children can become a parent person even after his own death. Such cases are often found in the West in recent years, when advances in medicine allowed to carry out in vitro fertilization procedures. Typically, the "posthumous parents" become terminally ill people who want to leave a mark in life.

In order for such a procedure was successful, doctors take a sample of the dying man's semen or ovum is extracted from the body of a dying woman. Then, in vitro fertilization, and an inconsolable widow may bear a child of her late husband, or disconsolate widower can hire a surrogate mother, so that she had a child of his wife's newly departed. Moreover, the sperm or the egg can donate anonymously and unaddressed, to long after your death your genetic material to help bring happiness to some childless couple.