Originally posted by Ira:Diseased organs are not treated in the same impersonal disregard as, say, excess skin or adipose tissues. Organs are sent to the pathology lab for tissue diagnosis. A sample is taken, then they are either preserved in formalin, or incinerated usually after the proper prayers have been said by the hospital priest. Amputated limbs, however, need to have death certificates filled out for a formal cremation and/or burial. So a person may have 2 or more death certificates issued on himself, all legal. Don't ask me why. It's the law, and I'm not a lawyer.