Things that make you go.....euuw.
Henry Reid (former director of UCLA's cadaver program) and a business man, Ernest Nelson, have both been indicted in a Los Angeles court on charges that they conspired to sell human body parts for profit, making a million dollars in profit.
According to the district attorney's office, the body parts were allegedly sold by Reid to Nelson, who resold them to various pharmaceutical and research institutions. The thefts occured over a period of 5 years and Reid was able to use his status at UCLA to hide the thefts.
They D.A's office claim that Reid and Nelson sold hundreds of different body parts so I am sure there are many worried family members who know that their loved one's body was donated and fear they may have been sold in an illicit money making scheme.
Both of the men are currently out on bail.
Here is more info - http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/05/16/body.parts.ap/index.html
I'm wondering if anyone here has instructed loved ones that their bodies are to be used to medical research? And would a story like this change your mind? I am not an organ donor for personal reasons and am wondering if I am the only one -because I know a lot of people out there are...
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