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Old 7th April 2018, 05:53 AM   #1
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Will Hospitals give back an amputated limb if you ask for it?

Something I didn't know. From the YT channel: Today I Found Out
https://youtu.be/2EpDQ53zb3Q

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Old 7th April 2018, 06:20 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
Something I didn't know. From the YT channel: Today I Found Out
https://youtu.be/2EpDQ53zb3Q
If they refused I imagine you could take them to court. However, I don't think you'd have a leg to stand on.
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Old 7th April 2018, 07:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jonesdave116 View Post
If they refused I imagine you could take them to court. However, I don't think you'd have a leg to stand on.
Probably would be dis-armed pretty quickly.
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Old 7th April 2018, 07:15 AM   #4
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Well dentists will give you extracted teeth if you ask. Limbs might be a different story
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Old 7th April 2018, 07:54 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Tinfoil Hater View Post
Well dentists will give you extracted teeth if you ask. Limbs might be a different story
Dentists can do amputations?

(Actually, do dentists have enough medical education that they could do an amputation?)
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Old 7th April 2018, 08:16 AM   #6
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Yes. My stepson had his leg amputated after a climbing accident. He later took the leg and buried it after doing a little solitary ceremony.
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Old 7th April 2018, 08:22 AM   #7
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Yes. My stepson had his leg amputated after a climbing accident. He later took the leg and buried it after doing a little solitary ceremony.
He could have had it taxidermied and made it into a lamp!
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Old 7th April 2018, 10:30 AM   #8
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Well dentists will give you extracted teeth if you ask. Limbs might be a different story
I'm glad my dentist does not do amputations.
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Old 7th April 2018, 10:31 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
He could have had it taxidermied and made it into a lamp!
In the vid it was mentioned someone did that.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
He could have had it taxidermied and made it into a lamp!
I don't recall all of his options, but he did research other ideas of what to do with the limb. He did not have a problem getting his limb after it was amputated, and made the request prior, but the amputation had to happen as soon as possible, since his leg was almost ripped off by a boulder when he was rock climbing in Thailand.

He has been into physical endurance since he was a child. I'm really proud of him.
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Old 7th April 2018, 01:19 PM   #11
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Well dentists will give you extracted teeth if you ask. Limbs might be a different story
My oral surgeon gave me my extracted tooth without being asked. It had a gold crown on it, which was worth a few dollars. I chucked it.
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Old 9th April 2018, 02:32 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
He could have had it taxidermied and made it into a lamp!
Would that be a lamputation ?
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Sounds like an issue that would cost an arm and a leg to kick around. Lots of digits.
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Originally Posted by wasapi View Post
I don't recall all of his options, but he did research other ideas of what to do with the limb. He did not have a problem getting his limb after it was amputated, and made the request prior, but the amputation had to happen as soon as possible, since his leg was almost ripped off by a boulder when he was rock climbing in Thailand.

He has been into physical endurance since he was a child. I'm really proud of him.
Not sure it's that easy in the west.

I asked for the little tubes they cut out for my vasectomy. Doc said they needed to keep them in case they ever needed to prove they cut out the right bits or something.

Guess they didn't want to get pinged for child support.
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Not sure it's that easy in the west.

I asked for the little tubes they cut out for my vasectomy.
There's a vas deferens between those and an entire limb.
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Old 13th April 2018, 10:11 AM   #16
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There's a vas deferens between those and an entire limb.
You should be PUNched hard for that.
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Old 16th April 2018, 06:41 AM   #17
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Yes you can get amputated, or otherwise removed, body parts.
Back 'in the day' my sister kept ker removed appendix in a jar on her desk for years.
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Old 16th April 2018, 02:10 PM   #18
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It probably depends on jurisdiction. I know that here in BC you can't really ask for an amputated limb.

Burial is respectful, but I think the first concern is about mistreatment of a body part. They end up in the wrong hands, even innocently. I recall an elementary student bringing in her dad's enucleated eyeball for show and tell, optic nerve hanging out and everything. That was a bit traumatizing for seven year olds.

The second concern is about contamination. Body parts are incinerated, unless previously arranged to be donated to medical research/education, in which case they're decontaminated and preserved.

And times have changed - I could have asked to keep my tonsils back in the 1960s, but it's not allowed today. I suspect a lot of these body part handling rules emerged in the 1980s during AIDS scare, and CJD, MRSA, &c have shored up the anxiety.
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