Television company wants terminally ill patient to plastinate
- By: Anja Weidmann
Plans have been announced to televise the rebuilding of a donated human corpse by the television production company Mentorn. The company is currently searching for a palliative care patient donor who is willing to be “filmed, preserved, dissected, and modified into a new improved human form.”
The programme's aim will be to identify “design flaws” in the body and to explore how they could be overcome. A panel of as yet unnamed experts will identify problems and suggest potential alterations. It is likely that the panel will include some non-medical professionals such as mechanical engineers and architects, as well as anatomists, evolutionary biologists, and surgeons. Professor Gunther von Hagens, creator of the controversial Body Worlds exhibition, will then carry out the changes and preserve the body through plastination. The final result will be publicly exhibited in the United Kingdom.
It is undecided what footage will make up the programme, but