Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Deathcare



An eye-opening article about modern day grave robbers known as body brokers:

Special Report: In The Market For Human Bodies, Almost Anyone Can Sell The Dead

"No federal law governs the sale of cadavers or body parts for use in research or education. Few state laws provide any oversight whatsoever, and almost anyone, regardless of expertise, can dissect and sell human body parts."

Something to think about before you donate your body to "science".

8 comments:

Sandee said...

Yikes. Double yikes.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Jan said...

Just when we think there are too many laws...

cube said...

Sandee: I knew there were cases of body brokers selling body part, but I had no idea it was so pervasive. I shouldn't be surprised. If there's a way to profit from a donated item, someone will find a way to exploit it.

cube said...

Jan: I know. I'm usually on the side of deregulation, but in this case I think there should be some measure of accountability when it comes to a person's cadaver. How do you know that the crematorium has really returned the ashes of your loved one and not sold it for body part?
Truth is we don't know for sure.

messymimi said...

If i could be sure it would go to the medical school, i'd have myself donated. Since there's no way to be sure, and until there is, i'm backing out on that one.

Kid said...

Always been Cremation for me. I just think it is absurd to pay an absurd amount of money to be put in a box and buried. Beside - ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I'm going to get there quick.

cube said...

Messymimi: I don't blame you. There are too many unscrupulous people out there. Goodness knows where one is likely to end up.

cube said...

Kid: I used to assume I'd be buried, but lately I've been leaning towards cremation. The cost of a funeral nowadays is akin to highway robbery.