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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: Possible body parts theft ring uncovered (spreading TSEs from stolen body parts perfectly legal in Texas after 4 hours)
Date: December 24, 2005 at 7:59 am PST

In Reply to: Possible body parts theft ring uncovered (spreading TSEs from stolen body parts perfectly legal in Texas after 4 hours) posted by TSS on December 24, 2005 at 7:36 am:

there snatching body parts over seas too, Britain. the legal trading of all strains of all TSEs are in humans to, GWs BSE MRR policy and this policy that enables the legal harvesting of body parts (it's legal in Texas after 4 hours), is enough to make everyone not to want to donate, as important as that is. industry run amok, all for a buck$$$ then GW makes it where you cant sue anyone, then he will go and spy on you if you go and make a phone call to an attorney. go figure. ...tss


Stolen bones now in Brits
Alistair Cooke
BBC's Cooke ... corpse was plundered
FULL NEWS INDEX

By THE INVESTIGATOR
BODY parts stolen by US mortuary ghouls were used in BRITISH transplants, The Sun can reveal.

Up to 77 patients across the UK received potentially diseased bones supplied by the firm at the centre of the bodysnatchers horror.

Last night it was unclear whether all had been traced — despite hospitals being urged to offer HIV, hepatitis and syphilis tests.

The scandal follows revelations that BBC legend Alistair Cooke, who died in 2004 aged 95, had his cancerous bones plundered by undertakers in New York and flogged for £4,000. Police in the US have launched a huge probe into the sick trade in illegal body parts.

They have focussed on Michael Mastromarino, 42, and his firm BioMedical Tissue Services, which sold products to unwitting Swindon firm Plus Orthopaedics (UK) Ltd.

The suspect bones were used to plug holes after operations like hip replacements, tooth transplants and spinal surgery. Leaked letters seen by The Sun show the British company warned hospitals of the risks TWO MONTHS ago.

Business manager Malcolm Pearson told doctors there was an “unknown” threat of diseases being passed on and urged tests including those for HIV, hepatitis and syphilis. All unused tissue was urgently recalled.


Health watchdogs last night insisted it was up to individual hospitals to trace potential victims and test them. A US source said: “We are very worried about the real extent of the problem.

“It appears thousands of corpses may have been taken. We don’t know if those involved died of diseases like CJD or cancers which could cause a risk.”

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency confirmed suspect bones were used in up to 77 ops at between ten and 20 hospitals nationwide. But an MHRA spokesman refused to name them and admitted the organisation did not know if all the patients affected had been traced.

Spokesman Stephen Hallworth said last night: “Plus Orthopaedics (UK) Ltd has confirmed all appropriate screening and processing steps were carried out with respect to bone sourced from BioMedical Tissue Services.

“This means that the risk of disease or infection arising from the bone implants is very small.”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005590619,00.html


TSS



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