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 Post subject: au report on global human tissue trafficking
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:06 am 
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http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political ... 2278v.html

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In 2011, [RTI] manufactured 500,000 to 600,000 implants and launched 19 new kinds of implants in sports medicine, orthopedics and other areas. Ninety per cent of the company's implants are made from human tissue, while 10 per cent come from cows and pigs processed at its German facility.


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“They assume you've done the quality check," Zizi said. "We are more careful with fruit and vegetables than with body parts."




Two thoughts:
- I seriously had no clue this kind of trafficking existed.
- Incredible (in a terrible way).

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 Post subject: Re: au report on global human tissue trafficking
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:01 am 
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jesus. that's.. well. amazing. I assumed that kind of stuff went on, but more above-board.

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“I heard that [the tissues] were shipped to Germany to be used for the plastic surgeries and also for donation. I have nothing against donation, but it should be done according to the law.”

this quote summed up my feelings on it. I have no problem being chopped to bits when I'm dead, but no one should be lying to get there, and no one should be deceptively profiting from it. fork that.

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 Post subject: Re: au report on global human tissue trafficking
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Is this what so many aborted fetuses are used for?


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 Post subject: Re: au report on global human tissue trafficking
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:54 am 
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I am an organ donor but have serious reservations about stuff like this being done without people's consent.
coincidentally, there was a report recently on NPR about donations being used for profitable purposes (which is what the smh report seems to intimate the ultimate destination of these body parts is)-
http://www.npr.org/2012/07/17/156876476 ... e-donation

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