Pieces Of You: How You Remain In This World Long After You Are Gone

Health & Medical Blog

Most people who want a little immortality in this world tend to have children. Something of yourself lives in your offspring, and for some people, that is rather comforting. However, every child you bring into this world is your responsibility for almost two decades. If you do not see yourself spending twenty to thirty years raising children just to gain a piece of immortality, or keep a foothold in this world while you move on to the next, you may want to try biological storage. Here are the bits of you that can remain here while your consciousness or soul  travel on.

Your Sperm/Eggs

Your sperm or your eggs are the two most common biological things that are frozen in time. Whether you choose to donate all you have, or you make regular deposits for pay at a biological storage facility, these gametes can survive almost indefinitely in a cryo-tank. If you ever want to release your reproductive cells to the world, you can sign off on a piece of paper so that another couple can have a chance at reproducing and raising a child. Even if you never have one of your own, you still live on.

Extra Body Organs

An extra lung or kidney and a lobe of your liver are examples of body parts you can have removed and stored for a later date. Some people opt to do this right before they go through cancer treatments. Once the cancer treatments are finished, their organs on ice, so to speak, are placed back into their respective places in their bodies. The old organs are healthier, stronger tissues, which can boost the depleted immune systems in these patients. Of course, you could just have these organs removed and stored for later, just in case you need them.

Blood and Tissue Samples

Believe it or not, you can also store blood and tissue samples. These samples hold onto DNA that can help identify your remains should you face an untimely death. If you are never murdered or accidentally killed in an unusual fashion, the blood and tissue samples remain in storage indefinitely. If you never need them, you can sign a piece of paper that allows the facility to either use them for research and pharmaceutical purposes, or destroy them entirely. Of course, the facility has to first receive a copy of your death certificate, or your samples stay in storage.


18 October 2017

Tips for Living a Great Life with Chronic Illness

I was always very healthy throughout my childhood, but when I became a teenager, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Thankfully, I had the support of my loving family to help keep me upbeat during a time that could have led to me experiencing the depression that some do after they first learn they will have an illness for life. I am very grateful for the advice I have gotten throughout my life, so I decided to create a blog where I can share all of the advice that has helped me live a happy, healthy life, despite having a chronic illness. Since I am on a medication that suppresses my immune system, I have also studied up on many other illnesses and tips for avoiding them and treating them. I plan to post health tips for people of a variety of ages and suffering with various illnesses!