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A young mother’s dying wish to be dissected could benefit up to a million other patients and will be seen in a ground-breaking Channel 4 documentary next week. Toni Crews was so passionate about educating others that soon after she learned her rare eye cancer was terminal she decided to donate her body after her death so medical students could learn about how cancer spreads.
But Ms Crews, who died when she was 30, also took the extraordinary step of consenting to the dissection of her body being shown publicly, as well as her identity being known.
She is the first donor in the UK to do either.
Her consent meant that …