The Arizona Republic
May 15, 2011
Tissue banks are a burgeoning industry, soliciting donors for tissues and organs provided to drug firms, medical-device manufacturers, universities and hospitals for a fee.
Those companies compete with other groups that also use donated bodies. Research institutes, often based at universities or large hospitals, typically sign up donors and conduct their own research on donated bodies. Medical schools – the traditional recipients of bodies “donated to science” – use cadavers to train future doctors.
The increased competition for body donors has institutions of all types discreetly selling themselves to the living.
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