Man took skin from hospital. It's still missing


#1

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#2

I’ll let someone else go for the inevitable “Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs” post. That fruit is too low-hanging for me.


#3

He’s a sales person for that product, so my guess is that he’s diverting it to another customer.


#4

I realize there’s a very good, very detailed analysis out there somewhere, but I inevitably think, how do they determine the value of skin? I realize hospitals have a method for coming up with the price of organs, but it always intrigues me.


#5

It puts the lotion-- do’h!


#6

$357,000 worth of skin? How much is that by the yard?


#7

Have they checked his forehead?


#8

Delaware County is not in Delaware, Rob. The Delaware River runs through quite a few states.

This guy is Pennsylvanian.

I know a guy with a very similar name, but it’s not the same guy. Whew.


#9

He’s probably got skin in the game.


#10

I donated my father’s tissues after he passed away a few years ago. After hearing about this investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity, I would not make the same decision again.

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/17/156876476/calculating-the-value-of-human-tissue-donation


#11

What a multiple layered skinned bastard!


#12

Or he’s a really big Dylan Thomas fan.


#13

“Hey, man, gimme some skin!”

“Okay!”


#14

I don’t see the problem. If I’m dead, what do I care what my body parts are being used for?


#15

I don’t get the relevance of the animation?


#16

Treating burn victims is one thing. Elective cosmetic surgeries is another. It’s a lightly regulated industry with large profits that doesn’t always represent what they could be doing with the recovered tissue.

For profit tissue banks turn human tissue from a gift into a commodity. It’s disrespectful to the deceased to profit any more than absolutely necessary from a donation. It’s not like there’s a shortage (as there are with internal organs).

Radiolab did similar feature on the (big) business of blood donations. http://www.radiolab.org/story/308780-blood-banks/

Please, do whatever you want with your body. I just don’t want to be a part of this industry as it is.


#17

Preemptive John Wayne Gacy/Buffalo Bill reference?


#18

OK, now I’m even more confused…


#19

follow the thread and you will piece it together


#20

I sew what you did there.