My husband donated life by willing his beautiful body
to the Weill Cornell Medical College's Program in
Gross Anatomy and Body Visualization.
Dominic DeFilippo understood the necessity and
importance of hands on experience.
He's coming home this week.
Well... his ashes are finally coming home
after better than two long years.
Although the wait for my husband's remains has been a long one, and though some of his family members were seriously opposed to the fulfillment of Dominic's final wishes to the point where they ostracized me, I have absolutely no regrets. In fact, I'm very proud of my sweetheart for being so insightful, unselfish and generous. I intend to make similar arrangements for myself.
In the USA, there are approximately 100,000 people waiting and hoping for various organs and tissues. About 2,000 of these are children... and there were only 14,144 people who donated themselves in 2011. More than 46,000 corneas were transplanted last year and more than one million tissue transplants were successfully performed.
If you'd like to know more about the DONATE LIFE program in the USA
or Weill Cornell Medical College, please read their 2012 article entitled
"Top Ten Things You Should Know About Organ Donation",
by clicking on the highlighted names you see here.
That will directly link you to their websites.