SCARBOROUGH, England - It's snowing outside and the wind is howling, but you take comfort from the warm coal fire and the good steak-and-kidney pie that mom-mom prepared for the family to eat.
On a slick, cold and blustery night here, it can take quite a bit of time for the ambulance to arrive when a loved one dies. So, certain measures should be taken when that loved one is an organ donor.
A special compound, say scientists here (both of them), could be better than ice for keeping donor kidneys fresh for cooking.
Yes, you guessed it; aspartame given regularly, at, and between meals, can make those internal organs sweet and fresh, no matter how long that last ambulance ride takes. And when it's time to make that pie, less sugar can be used.