Published in Blood Weekly, January 18th, 2001
While tissue banking has grown rapidly - and unknown to some families, donated tissue also now is being sold - the U.S. Congress hasn't given the FDA the funding to ensure the work is done safely, says the report by the inspector general of Department of Health and Human Services.
"When this is driven by money instead of for humanitarian reasons, you have to worry," said Sen. Richard Durbin, of Illinois, who asked the inspector general...
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