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Date: 04/19/09 12:34 PM

71 Responses to Crash Test Corpses

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2009 at 10:12 am
    Link: Crash Test Corpses - In the old days before crash test dummies, they experimented with donated corpses wrapped in sheets.
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    ModifiedCar Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    Wait if there dead won`t rigger mortise effect the body movement somewhat?
  3. Profile photo of slate
    slate Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    seen b4 on i am bored
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    GunMetal Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    Wow....I never knew that O.o
  5. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    for better tests results?
  6. Profile photo of maxxb117
    maxxb117 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    Can`t you just make a friggin silicone body with plastic bones??
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    This isnt new (I dont mean repost). Lots of tests are performed on corpses. Personally I have no problem with it (I intend to donate my body to science / be a donor) and as said in the video..if it saves someones life it`s worth it in my eyes!
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    Nightsky1 Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    I`d rather my body be used for something like this or any type of Donation/testing, then just laying in the ground not helping anything.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    @maxxb117, what you describe is a crash test dummy. Go back to 1:47 - 2:20 to find the answer to your question.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    its probably because when most bodies are found it ends up being too long to save the organs. On another note I signed up for this :`(

    LOL they keep showing us dead peole being mutilated LMFAO

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    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    It`s funny how they make it look like this is unethical and deceptive. When you sign the thing it says scientific and medical research this is scientific and medical research. there`s nothing wrong with it and it makes cars safer, so the doner is getting their wish to help.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    This is science. What kind of things did they think would be done with the bodies?
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    lol! nice.
  15. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    They are dead, what do they care or anyone else for that matter. Its just a body. plus it says "scientific and medical research" That covers a wide range of things, They could be shooting you into outspace to see how long it takes your body to freeze.
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    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    did his head rip off?
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    I`m donating my body to science. Definitely. XD

    Both my grandfather and my great-grandmother donated their bodies to science.

    Also, you CAN find out what the bodies are used for, if you ask. My grandpa`s body was dissected for medical research and we got his remains(very little) back. We burned the remains and had them scattered over the Gulf of Mexico by Army Fighter pilots as he wanted.

    As for my g-grandma, she had her organs removed for research but was otherwise cremated.

    A LOT of bodies donated to science can`t be used for medical research entirely because their organs are too messed up. My great-grandma had only a small amount of organs removed because a lot of other stuff was too frail.

    And my grandpa was.. well, screwed up all over, but they used the organs as specimen concerning those diseases.

    Big deal. If I crashed into a wall, I`m DEAD. I don`t give a poo.

  18. Profile photo of commentClown
    commentClown Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    What if the donated body was somebody who died in a car wreck.


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    gojamesgo Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    this is dumb! your dead, the only people who are gonna care is the living. if it saves lives it saves lives.
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    fnkychkn Female 40-49
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    April 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Who cares? At least the body can be of use for something.
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    KekS Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    Isn`t it cool to remain/become badass after you`re dead? Some alive people smash in vehicles for money, and your dead self is doing it for free, multiplying the badass-ness like at least 10 times and it`s also somehow useful. But i`d rather be cremated anyway.
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    router52000 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    Meh science is science... There is nothing here that I think is wrong.
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    Melancholies Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    >Wait if there dead won`t rigger mortise effect the body movement somewhat?

    No, rigor mortis wears off after some time, causing the body to go limp again. There`s a name for it, but I forgot what it was.

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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    What`s wrong with using a donated, dead protect free, live ones?
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    tenty Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    I want my body donated to anti-zombie research. It`s inevitable and we need to prepare!!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    S... seriously..!?


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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    I fail to see the problem with this. People who signed up to have their bodies used for research are having their bodies used for research? Oh no! Because being used in a crash test is so much worse than being cut up by med students.
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    thestringy Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    i`m not surprised by this in the slightest, i mean what acts more like a body than an actual body??
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    520 Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    they are dead anyway, not like they aren`t going to get hurt.
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    xattributex Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    I how he said "loaning their cadaver to us" like they will get it back ha
  31. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    This is what`s going to anger the zombies in the apocalypse...
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    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    Hell, I think that would be an awesome way to have my body used. I plan to donate my body, and if it`s used for impact tests, then I want the footage sped up and Benny Hillified and then given to my family to watch on my birthday.
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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    I`m gonna designate on my donor card that I want to be a test dummy - be like going on a carnival ride after I died - cool! Who cares what they do with the body after it`s dead - I would think it would be much better to use a real body in these tests. They act like these are live people they`re stickin` in those cars!
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    lord_byron Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    that`s ridiculous

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    KOLLO Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    i`d be happy for my body to be used for something like this after i died. it`s not like i`s be using my body again...
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    octwilite Female 40-49
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    April 19, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    LOL @ langdonhill!

    I rather like that idea- sign me up for research!

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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    I still wanna be a firework when I die. >.>;
  38. Profile photo of Singlecut
    Singlecut Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    If the the car crash that you are in is anything like these high-speed tests, you`d end up as a cadaver in the driver`s seat. You`d eventually leave in white sheets.

    Ahh, the irony.

    And what if you donated your body to medical research, and then ended up being another crash test dummy?

    Ohh ho ho...

    That`s the only gripe I can see anyone have with this issue. Unfortinately, there aren`t many vicious haters of irony around...

    I`d totally be up for it.

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    craigf89 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    i now its wrong, but still it could lead to better technology and safety for the future
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    myinsomnia Female 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    When you want you body to go to science after you die, you can never truly specify what type of field. Your cadaver can be used for anything from in class skeletons, gross anatomy labs, to being sliced into itty bitty thin sheets and preserved forever. Studying automobile impacts on the human body is a field of science. Read the book "Stiff", it details what happens to peoples bodies when they are donated.
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    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    Is there some kind of conflict here? Technology isn`t magic, it has to be tested on something.
  42. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    Ehh, form could be more descriptive but, I think the reporter is rather d-bag ish.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    yeah that`s pretty F`d up...but...i guess science is science...they chose the fate of their corpses.......kinda...
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    Lost_Nemmy Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    All in the name of science.
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    April 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    You know, I`m 100% sure I want my organs donated.

    And I would be totally fine with my body being used as a crash test dummy because if it means I save 60 lives, it`s totally worth it.

    It`s just the fact that I don`t want my skeleton being hung up in some classroom, or being used as shark-bait testing or something.

    And myinsomnia, I`m definitely going to read that book before I make any decisions on where my body goes.

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    Randy4861 Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    Blame the PETA types for this. No live human will volunteer for this, and we can`t use animals, so what other choice is there? The dummies and computers need to be based on some information.
    Whats it matter anyway? These people decided to donate their bodies with the idea that whatever research was done would be to better humanity. Impact testing does just that.
    They interview some ppl whose parents donated their bodies and act like they are devestated that their parents "might have been" used for impact testing. Bet they will sue now.
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    Erunen Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    Wow, this seems pretty one-sided. Makes it look like they`re tricking the system, almost like they`re stealing bodies. Donate your body to science, its going to be used. Not every person can be dissected and their bits used to cure cancer, some bodies are just crash material. Its all for the greater good and to improve safety devices...
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    Filipino916 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2009 at 11:57 pm
    2:34 that`s an unsettling number.
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    miraclewik Female 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 12:56 am
    I`m more fine with that then my body getting chucked out in a field to rot for a week to let CSI and Foresic students see what it looks like. It`s a good thing, but letting me rot? Not so cool. I`m donating organs then getting cremated.
  50. Profile photo of bellavia343
    bellavia343 Female 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 1:05 am
    Wow. People on this newscast need to get their facts straight.
    Read the Book "Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers"
    it basically inspires you to become a human cadaver =)
    she is an awesome author that is not only very respectful of the cadavers but represents them very well with good and bad facts.
    She is actually going to be Speaking at UC Davis tomorrow-I am very excited!
    She has a whole chapter dedicated to the car impact test.
  51. Profile photo of bellavia343
    bellavia343 Female 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 1:07 am
    I just realized myinsomnia recommended Stiff too =)
  52. Profile photo of srximus
    srximus Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2009 at 1:48 am
    Stop screaming. It wont be a better news if you scream mr. news man.

    Wont world be a better place if air-bags save more lifes? Does only student dissection qualiffy as cadaver friendly reserch?

    Get a grip. Mummy and daddy corps are tossed in a Volvo...lets cry!!! Result = safer cars, less dead people.

    Uncle Joes corps is cut in pieces by a bunch of freshmen. Thats noble!!! Result = maybe a 10% of freshmen will eventually finnish medschool and how meny will not be nip/tuck MDs?

    I vote for safer cars. Students can always go to coroners and practice there.

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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    April 20, 2009 at 2:28 am
    whatever man, after all the poo that goes on in this world im not really surprised
  54. Profile photo of Qualara
    Qualara Female 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 2:56 am
    Well put Srximus, I agree.
    A human will give a better result then a plastic dummy. Bones, gashes, blood, orgins, you just can`t beet the real thing.
    If my body can help save lives (maybe my familys life), then I`m up for it.
    Stop being so selfish, you`re dead anyway. Go out with a bang.... I mean squish. :)
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    smo Female 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 3:15 am
    I wont be donating my body to science
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    ukbox Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 4:37 am
    Rita73 please stop commenting with that link to that kingfisher good time partners cuz its rly annoying!!!
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    5577 Male 13-17
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    April 20, 2009 at 5:17 am
    The corpse doesn`t seem to mind
  58. Profile photo of queer_devian
    queer_devian Female 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 7:07 am
    A dead body will react (or lack thereof) differently than a person who is alive. Organs swelling, gasses, putrefaction, tissue decay. This only tells me what happens when you transport dead bodies and are in a car wreck, which may be helpful to some.
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    DrDagger Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 8:44 am
    At least the scientists have got it right
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    partyyyy Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 8:53 am
    yhey should use junkey`s
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
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    April 20, 2009 at 8:53 am
    They`ve been using human cadavers for crash testing for years (even used to use children`s cadavers but I think they stopped that for ethical reasons?)...nothing new there but the article sort of implies some family aren`t made aware what "donate to science" actually can entail. If proper records were kept, then it should be easy enough to find out what happened to a body (although I realise this wasn`t the case in this situation)...or at least one should have the option to donate more specifically if desired (eg crash tests vs human dissection, etc).
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2009 at 9:00 am
    Let`s see... knowing my parent (who signed the papers) is going to be autopsied and cut to pieces in a classroom, or go out with a bang Evel Knievel style? I choose Evel Knievel... as would my parents.
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    zoe333 Female 13-17
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    April 20, 2009 at 10:37 am
    oh noes they should use hoes (Y)
  64. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    if they wanted their bodies to help people, an impact test would help people by making airbags safer saving more people. personally i really dont see the problem with any of the alternative research they talk about, because they do help people
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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    April 20, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    F/cking douchebag yellow journalists trying to sell news by making ethical issues out of nothing
  66. Profile photo of Harmodius
    Harmodius Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    I did gross anatomy. I can tell you your body`ll come out of a crash test in a lot better shape than it will when medical students are done with them. And a lot of schools will cremate the cadavers when they are done with them and return the ashes to the family if so requested. I had a tremendous respect for people that donated their bodies to science, they are truly unselfish people. There really isn`t a substitute for the real thing. People have a lot of differences in anatomy that you can`t appreciate when you read it out of a book
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    cardine1492 Female 13-17
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    April 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    My mother donated her body to science when she died 12 years ago. I personaly have no more problem imagining her as a crash subject then for some medical student. It`s all for science and I am proud of her shelflessness in donating her body.
  68. Profile photo of Reeeych
    Reeeych Female 18-29
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    April 21, 2009 at 2:41 am
    Totally. Does it matter how it`s helping people? Really?
    Do you REALLY want to know where your dead realtive`s body is being tested on?!?
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    tofurkey Female 13-17
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    April 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    I`m GLAD they use cadavers. Accurate information saves lives.
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    aram200 Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2009 at 5:07 am
    true harmodius
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    stupete Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2010 at 12:04 am
    If you`re really freaked out about this, Reeeych, you should read "Stiff: The story of human cadavers." It`s a fascinating read, and will make you actually appreciate testing on bodies. And I`d be honored if my dead relative (notice the correct spelling) was tested.

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