Our mother wants to donate her body and we don’t want her to
The Guardian -

How will you feel, asks Annalisa Barbieri, knowing you have not carried out her final wish?

Our mother is 81, in good physical health and spirits, and wishes to donate her body to medical research after death. It’s very important to her – she sees it as giving something back (she had a transplant some years ago). But my sister and I are having difficulty with this decision.

When Mum passes away, we will have to make a phone call to the bequeathal office quickly and, should she be accepted, it is...


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