Exporting companies are using Chinese ships, planes, and trucks to move dead Americans across the world for research purposes, according to a Thursday report from Reuters.
The families of the deceased didn’t notice that their darling ones’ parts were being sent everywhere in the world.
Brandi Schmitt, who directs a body donation system at the University of Calif., told reporters:
“There are people who wouldn’t necessarily mind where the specimens were sent if they were fully informed. But clearly, there are plenty of donors that do mind and that don’t feel like they’re getting enough information.”
A Hong Kong flagged cargo ship departed South Carolina in July carrying 6,000 pounds of human remains valued at $67,204.
Marie Gallegos, whose husband’s head was shipped to a school of dentistry months after he died of a heart attack, told reporters that she “should have read the fine print” of the forms she signed permitting his parts to be given for science and analysis.
“Had I known that my husband’s head was over there, I would have waited to have the ceremony,” she said. “If they really wanted my husband’s body for these purposes, they should have told me upfront and verbally.”
Some people will do anything for money!