Tissue donors'families are the only ones who receive no compensation. Everyone else in the long chain from tissue removal to implant surgery gets a cut.
The ethics of the industry are not clear. Recipients are not always aware that they receive human tissue so they cannot give informed consent, which is one of the key rights of patients. And the tissues are removed from cadavers which have not always been screened for communicable diseases.
You have to wonder if some people, maybe even children, aren't killed on purpose to sell their tissues even though it's illegal to pay the donor, at least in the West.
Wherever there's money to be made, you can be certain that corners are cut to maximize profits. When the business is about human tissues, you can expect horror stories.
The spokesman of the CDC doesn't say it clearly but we are left to think that if only humans had a RFID implanted, traceability of tissues would be optimal. But that wouldn't solve the issue of ethics.
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