Category Archives for Organ & Tissue Donation

US Military Changes Tissue Policy

HUGE thank you to Bryant Jordan of Military.com! The Pentagon has ‘enhanced’ their biologics requirements thanks to Bryant’s reporting! Read his story.  “Congress and the Defense Department have begun investigations into the purchase of biologic medicines and implants after learning … Continue reading

19. September 2012 by Chris
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Why Am I Speaking Out Against Tissue Donation?

I’ve had many people ask me recently why I’m being so vocal against the tissue industry.  I assure you – it is not because I want to see the industry shut down.  It is quite the opposite – I want … Continue reading

20. July 2012 by Chris
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What Needs to Change?

This is, by far, the most common question I’m asked about why I’m speaking out against the current state of the tissue industry.  The answer is simple: 1) Honesty/Full Disclosure.  Families must be given the opportunity to learn more about … Continue reading

18. July 2012 by Chris
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To Consent or Not: Stewards of the “Gift” Read more: To Consent or Not: Stewards of the “Gift” | The Daily Czech Rep. http://www.thedaily.cz/to-consent-or-not-stewards-of-the-gift/#ixzz212fiGUus

http://www.thedaily.cz/to-consent-or-not-stewards-of-the-gift/   To Consent or Not: Stewards of the “Gift” This, the third part in a series of reports from The Daily.cz entitled Skin and Bone: the Shadowy Trade in Human Body Parts of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, looks at … Continue reading

18. July 2012 by Chris
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Interesting Twist: Australia’s tissue industry over regulated?

While here in the US the tissue industry is largely unregulated, in Australia they appear to have the opposite problem.  They are actually importing tissue from the US when it is available.  Here’s a great article that talks about the … Continue reading

18. July 2012 by Chris
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Australia radio show also looks at the abuses in tissue donation

http://blogs.abc.net.au/canberra/2012/07/thursday-19-july.html?site=canberra&program=canberra_breakfast 19 July 2012 , 10:11 AM by Elliott Dunn First up on today’s show, Angela spoke with Chris Truitt from Wisconsin in the United States.  He gave us an insider’s view into the business of organ and tissue donation in the US, just … Continue reading

18. July 2012 by Chris
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Calculating the Value of Human Tissue Donation

Thank you to Joe Shapiro of NPR for a great piece on the problems with the tissue industry!  Joe approaches the story in a ‘common sense’  mode, talking about the good that the industry does as well as the abuses … Continue reading

17. July 2012 by Chris
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The Dark Side of Tissue Donation now in paperback or eBook!

Told from the perspective of an industry insider and donor father, The Dark Side of Tissue Donation provides a unique, emotional, and disturbing perspective on tissue donation. Chris shares what the tissue banks don’t want you know; information that has … Continue reading

09. May 2012 by Chris
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Miami News Expose on Stealing Tissues from the Dead

I recently had the opportunity to become involved with a news story out of Miami regarding a horrific case of a tissue bank stealing tissue from unwilling and unknowing donors.  This tissue, and it’s falsified documentation, was then sold to … Continue reading

23. March 2011 by Chris
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The Dark Side of Tissue Donation

For as long as tissue banks have been in existence there has been a debate over which is a better steward of the gift; a for-profit agency or a not-for-profit agency. At the heart of the debate is the fact … Continue reading

03. July 2006 by Chris
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