Tissue trade in Hungary
A lawsuit was filed by a Hungarian woman alleging that tissue and bone were illegally removed from her dead mother’s leg without the consent of the family. Her mother had not expressed a wish to donate when she was alive, either. The police confiscated 65 packages of human tissue from Semmelweis Hospital, where the lady’s body was kept. The packages were to be sent to a German firm, Biodynamics International, which in turn sold them to hospitals in Europe and the United States for research and medical use.
Source:BMJ 1998, 316:723 (March)
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