My classes with the Citizen Police Academy (APD) continue to provide a unique look at our unique city...
We went on a lovely
field trip this past Sunday afternoon to the Office of the Medical Investigator
. Yes, there are a number of those coolers with bodies in bags like you might see on teevee (minus the smell). Ok, it was a pretty grim 'field trip', however, one thing that came out of it is, that we learned that you can, after deceasing of course, donate your bones to the UNM Maxwell Museum
through the UNM Osteo Lab
(505-277-4415). They will mail you an application form with legal documents to save your bones for scientific use/display. Sweet!
I have been an organ donor
for years but did not know how valuable my dead bones could be. By the way, soon the OMI will move to a new facility that promises to have the largest autopsy suite in the USA
and possibly the world. Kudos ABQ! There will be a Grand Opening
soon...(First come first served...be the first autopsy win a prize?)