| Autopsy |
| Tissue Donation |
Autopsy is a surgical procedure to try to figure out the cause of a person's death, or to confirm the presumed cause of death. Autopsies can be ordered by family members, even when there is no legal question as to the cause of death (such as in a homicide investigation.) ISN.
|What is an Autopsy?||Autopsy Resources|
Cadaver Research is basically an autopsy but with the additional intent of trying to discover more about a particular disease process. ISN.
| Overview of Cadaver Research |
Cadaver Research for Scleroderma
|Cadaver Controversies and Scandals|
| Overview of Organ Donation |
Transplants for Scleroderma Patients
| International Organ Donation |
U.S. Organ Donation
Organ Donation. If you want to be an organ donor, in most countries it is very important to legally specify that before you die, so there is no question at the time of your death as it can be very difficult for families and loved ones to try to make this decision on your behalf when they are in the worst throes of grief. ISN.
Tissue Donation. Postmortem tissue donation means willing or donating your tissues for use in transplants or medical research, upon your death. Tissues , in this instance, refers to such things as eyes, bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, and heart valves. ISN.
Religion and Tissue Donation
International Tissue Donation
|United Kingdom (UK)
U.S. Tissue Donation
Remembrance Resources. Ways in which we have dealt with our grief include donating in memory of our loved one; supporting medical research; writing a story in remembrance of them for posting on our website; and volunteering for scleroderma organizations. ISN.
Financial Donations and Bequests
—Donating in Memory
—ISN Scleroderma Research Fund
|—Morticians, Funeral Arrangements
—Stories In Loving Memory
United Way of Central New Mexico
United Way of Snohomish County
See ISN News for recent donors, including Pam Hop, Margaret Roof, Winifred Schillberg, Arnold Slotkin, and Juliet Youkhana. Plus donations in honor of Kim Thwaits, and in loving memory of Marta Marx, Jim Miller, and Arlene Marie Petulla.
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SCLERO.ORG is the world leader for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses, such as pulmonary hypertension. We are a service of the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network (ISN), which is a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation, established in 2002. Meet Our Team, or Volunteer. Donations may also be mailed to: