Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Mummy Bequest

It is a personal decision whether or not you want your body donated at your death as organ transplants or even for medical research. In recent years it has become more and more common for individuals to make these kinds of donations. Alan Billis, a former British taxi driver, donated his body for scientific research. What makes his end-of-life bequest unique is that he donated his body to be mummified in the same way the pharaohs were mummified. In fact, the mummification process on Mr. Billis will become a documentary titled Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret. His family was supportive of Mr. Billis's decision and joke about their claim to a real live mummy in the family.

Read more about it here.

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