Products made from human tissue

The business of recycling dead humans into medical implants is a little-known yet lucrative trade. But its practices have roused concerns about how tissues are obtained and how well grieving families and transplant patients are informed about the realities and the risks.

Skin and Bone

Source: Corporate literature

From the archives: Skin and Bone
SKIN AND BONE

From the Archives: How body brokers profited from stolen human tissue

Feb 15, 2019
When skin is meshed, it doubles its size and surface area as a surgical covering
IMPACT

How our investigation produced results

Mar 12, 2013
Human skin in use as a skin graft at Queen Astrid Military Hospital in Brussels

Medical Journal Warns on Human Tissue Trade

Jan 04, 2013
Prosecutors allege the Ivano-Frankovsk morgue’s deputy director, three coroners and a nurse deceived families into signing consent forms before tissue was obtained from corpses

Five Charged Over Alleged Body Parts Theft

Dec 21, 2012
Photographs allegedly taken inside NIK1 morgue in southern Ukraine by funeral home owner Dmytro Smyrnov after he grew suspicious of the morgue's activities

Ukraine Morgue Official Charged

Oct 09, 2012
Photographs taken inside NIK1 morgue in southern Ukraine by funeral home owner Dmytro Smyrnov after he grew suspicious of the morgue's activities

RTI Biologics Suspends Import of Human Tissue from Ukraine

Sep 07, 2012
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