Unsafe Body Parts

If you have to choose between Victor Frankenstein or a safety-breaching donor service, you may be safer with the former. New Scientist reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shut down a firm that supplied body parts for surgery. According to FDA investigators, the firm harvested body parts and tissue from corpses in funeral homes without following federal guidelines. They found errors in the medical histories of donors and a failure to prevent bacterial contamination.

So stick with you own body parts where possible in surgeries as you can never know for certain the quality of the donor body parts.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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