Category Archives for Health & Medical

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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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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How Safe is America’s Donated Tissue Supply?

Wisconsin’s Bureau of Communicable Disease and Preparedness, Division of Public Health has just come out with a warning to all local health officers, tribal clinic directors and Division of Public Health regional offices. An internal memo from the WI BCD … Continue reading

14. March 2006 by Chris
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