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Medicine & Business: Body Parts Sales / Caplan Sales #750602

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 2004
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Christi Feig) The big business of donated bodies examined. [Georgetown University school of medicine dean Dr. Ray MITCHELL†- talks about the important role of cadavers in medical education.] [American Assn. of Tissue Banks Bob RIGNEY†- lists the body parts needed for tissue donations for burn victims, valve transplants etc.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan about the ethics of donated bodies. [From Philadelphia, CAPLAN - outlines the basic uses for donated bodies & how sleazy operators can profit on the sale of body parts to people needing to show how medical devices work; notes that Tulane University sold bodies to the Army for land mine testing; cites the lack of regulation for cadaver tissue/body parts.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Feig, Christi

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