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 the first autopsy win a prize?)

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Comment by Lucky on July 20, 2009 at 5:47pm
Sweet! I've been thinking of leaving the mortal coil to the Body Farm at the University of Tennessee:

but not sure I want to be in Tennessee. Now if I could just stay right here in ABQ, well, that sounds better!
Comment by Jeff Hartzer on July 20, 2009 at 7:38pm
Thanks for the new link...I went to colllege on the Cumberland Plateau...Glad to be here now.
Comment by Lucky on July 20, 2009 at 8:39pm
I understand completely!


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