Body Harvesting Companies

Body Harvesting - 06.12.07,12:00AMET TUESDAY,June12(HealthDayNews)U.S.'re transplants

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FDA Steps Up Oversight of Body Parts Companies 06.12.07, 12:00 AM ET TUESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they're  stepping up inspections of companies that use cadavers to harvest body parts for tissue  transplants. The increased vigilance comes after scandal shook the transplant industry last year when  it was discovered that funeral homes were harvesting body parts and selling them without  consent, including body parts from Alistair Cooke, the 90-year-old former host of PBS'  Masterpiece Theater. If not screened properly, transplanted tissues can cause serious infections, including HIV,  hepatitis -- even death. Harvested tissues are used in some 1 million medical procedures  in the United States each year, many of them for knee and back surgeries. Up to 100  recipients may receive tissue from a single donor, the FDA said. In response to the scandal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration formed the Human 
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