Please Pass the Tissues

TitlePlease Pass the Tissues
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Currie, RA, Jones, C, Pease, H, McNichol, J
Date Published12/2018
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThe sale of human remains is legal and the body-parts industry was and is both extensive and largely unregulated. There are many uses for human body parts, ranging from medical school practicums to so- called destructive testing by the military. Brokers of body parts rely on donors who come disproportionately from the poor or uneducated. Brokers will sometimes offer to cremate the remains of donors for free, and ask donors to sign consent forms that are often confusing or unclear.
NotesCase from the 2019 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit nc-nd/4.0/. © 2017 Robert Skipper, Robert A. Currie, Cynthia Jones, Heather Pease, and Jane McNichol.