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Just How Much is a Human Body Worth?

February 18, 2010
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Just How Much is a Human Body Worth?

imageIn the US, companies will obtain human bodies for science companies and medical colleges.

They offer the families of the dead or dying a service including free cremation, but is this the outer limit of where businesses should operate?

The laws of supply and demand work in every arena of human life – and even after death.


It may seem distasteful but there is a demand for human organs and tissues and indeed whole bodies for use by academics and by scientists in companies.

Click below to listen as Lesley Curwen investigates the controversial business service of providing dead bodies in the United States.

Source: BBC