“Doctors don’t always tell them that the products used in their breast reconstructions, penis implants and other procedures were reclaimed from the recently departed.”

The Sydney Morning Herald has this disturbing report on the business of body parts —

Inside the marketplace for human tissue, the opportunities for profits are immense. A single, disease-free body can spin off cash flows of $US80,000 to $US200,000 for the various non-profit and for-profit players involved in recovering tissues and using them to manufacture medical and dental products, according to documents and experts in the field.
It’s illegal in the US, as in most other countries, to buy or sell human tissue. However, it’s permissible to pay service fees that ostensibly cover the costs of finding, storing and processing human tissues.

This video is not for the faint of heart.

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~ by siouxsielaw on July 26, 2012.

3 Responses to ““Doctors don’t always tell them that the products used in their breast reconstructions, penis implants and other procedures were reclaimed from the recently departed.””

  1. Just read the article. Wow.

  2. Just another reason to be happy with my God-given flat chest.

    Catching up on reading your blog posts from the last few weeks, Siouxie. can you tell? 😉

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