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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Dr. Frankenstein is... ALIVE!

What happens to your loved ones after they die?

They go to the funeral home to be prepared for burial right?

Well... it depends on which funeral home you go to.

If you, or someone you know, is getting tissue transplants...

Tissues from things like bone, heart valves, tendons...

For surgeries like heart surgery, disc replacements, knee replacements...

You know... real *live* human tissue stuff...

Do you know where it comes from?

Well, no... it's not a grocery store...but kind of like one...

What do you do for a living if you are an oral surgeon and loose your dentist license?

What kind of career moves do you make? Do you go back to college?


Here's an interesting job description:

...enterprise corruption, body stealing and opening graves, unlawful dissection, forgery and other counts.

Evidently there is a black market for human body parts and tissues.

This is just absolutely crazy and ridiculously lucrative.

Prosecutors said Thursday the defendants made millions of dollars obtaining bodies from funeral parlors in three states.

They allegedly forged death certificates and organ donor consent forms to make it look as if the bones, skin, tendons, heart valves and other tissue were legally removed.

...Prosecutors said the defendants took organs from people who had not given consent or were too old or too sick to donate. The defendants forged consent forms and altered the death certificates to indicate the victims had been younger and healthier, authorities said.

X-rays and photos of recently exhumed cadavers show that where leg bones should have been, someone had inserted white plastic pipes -- the kind used for home plumbing projects, available at any hardware store. The pipes were crudely reconnected to hip and ankle bones with screws before the legs were sewn back up.

I wonder how many communicable diseases have been passed around to the unsuspecting victims who received the 'black market' "bio-medical products"?

You can read the entire article at CNN here.

So do you think that there are other 'body snatcher' rings across the country?

For those kind of wages... You bet there are.

So when you go to the funeral home, how are you going to make sure that everything is still...



Changes the meaning a bit when you say...

"Mom, I don't think Grandpa is all there."



Blogger AB5SY said...

The judicial system will make millions from the people who practice this and the body snatching will continue. IMO, anyone stealing, selling, buying, and using body parts illigally obtained should be exposed to the World at large and then put to death.

February 27, 2006 7:54 AM  
Blogger Moof said...

This is such a difficult thing to think about. It bothers you viscerally - right down to your guts.

I'm going to be donating my body to a medical school, so I assume (hope!!!) that it will be whisked away within minutes and sent along on its way to the proper location. Reading about that dentist makes me even happier with my decision! *blink*

February 27, 2006 9:17 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

The judicial system will make millions from the people who practice this and the body snatching will continue.

What did you mean by this Wm H?

Do you mean the people who regulate and control this aspect of medicine?

This is such a difficult thing to think about. It bothers you viscerally - right down to your guts.

Yeah Moof... what really bothers me is that the medical community is supposed to *full* of ethical and highly moral people.

You know... people that take oaths and stuff like that to uphold the integrity of the profession.


February 27, 2006 9:48 AM  
Blogger AB5SY said...

The courts and lawyers will profit durning the prosicution of those marketing in the harvest and exchange of illgot body parts, while those convicted will most likely receive large fines and lite if any prison time. The States will receive the fines and syster-lawyers will charge outragious fees to pretend to defend the culprits. Once more the public will continue being victemized.

February 27, 2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

I know that the lawyers are probably rubbing their hands together on this one, but surely there would be stiffer penalties upon conviction for a crime like this.

Just the term "enterprise corruption" sounds like it should carry some kind of club.

Thanks for explaining Wm H.


February 27, 2006 5:44 PM  

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