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Thursday August 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm CST

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Our guest this evening is Marcia Southwick, Director of NASGA.

Each year, thousands of Americans donate their bodies believing that they are contributing to science.  In truth, however, their bodies are sold in parts for substantial profits.  Distinct from organ donations, “non-transplant tissue bank” body parts are largely unregulated. 

 A 2017 Reuters investigation revealed how easy it is to buy body parts.  A Tennessee broker sold Reuters two heads and a cervical spine after exchanging a few emails. Investigators discovered that in three years, one body broker earned over 12 million by procuring bodies and selling parts.  Many brokers use chainsaws to avoid purchasing expensive surgical saws.

Reuters found 62 funeral homes receiving kickbacks from Body Brokers. Morticians persuade poor families who can’t afford funerals that donation for scientific research is the best option for their loved ones.  However, in truth, bodies are chopped up into six parts that are sold to anyone who wants them.  In Arizona, 20 bodies were used in US Army roadside bomb experiments. Families who never suspected that profits were involved only learned the truth from a Reuters reporter who obtained records.
Tonight we’ll discuss this flourishing trade that few people know about. We’ll explore individual cases of body brokering around the country and address the history of how it all started.

TS Radio Network: Invasion of the Body Brokers

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Wednesday July 21, 2021 at 7:00 CST

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Tonight on TS Radio: Marcia Southwick reports on the selling of body parts that takes place behind the scenes. If you are among the poor, the likely-hood that you will be “parted out” is very high. The market for human body parts is largely unregulated, and business is brisk!

Describing themselves as “non-transplant tissue banks”, these body brokers conduct a very lucrative business that can be a whole body—or just parts of it. According to the recent Reuters article,

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-bodies-brokers/

Generally, a broker can sell a donated human body for about $3,000 to $5,000, though prices sometimes top $10,000. But a broker will typically divide a cadaver into six parts to meet customer needs. Internal documents from seven brokers show a range of prices for body parts: $3,575 for a torso with legs; $500 for a head; $350 for a foot; $300 for a spine.”

As I have said repeatedly, we have been commodified. Now in addition to buying and selling us through various government programs, they now have a way to profit from us even after death. Please join us for what is sure to be a remarkable show!

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