Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Body Parts Supplier Falsified Info on Cadavers

Federal prosecutors allege that the owner of a North Carolina company, which collected human body parts for transplants and other medical procedures, was shut down in 2006 for more than merely having "inaccurate paperwork and poor record-keeping." Prosecutors charge the owner actually "falsified medical histories, identities and blood samples of harvested cadavers to ensure the risky tissue could be sold." They accuse the owner of "forging the age and cause of death of cadavers he gathered from North Carolina funeral homes because tissues can be rejected for a number of reasons to protect the health of transplant recipients." He is also accused of hiding "instances of disease or drug use," among other violations. Read more.

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