RE: release of body parts

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From:"Barnhart, Tammy" <>
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Date:Thu, 08 Apr 1999 16:40:00 -0500

We release all kinds of body parts.  Placentas (Native Americans will wear a
small portion of it in a bag around their necks.  Good luck for the child),
toes, fingers and limbs.  North Dakota has lax burial laws.  You can bury
anything in your back yard.  We had a woman who wanted her toes so she could
bury them with her left leg (lost in a farming accident), four fingers
(same) and three fetuses she had lost.   Needless to say I have a rather
complicated specimen release form and system.  You just never know......

Tammy Barnhart, BS,HTL(ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
Pathology Consultants/St. Alexius Medical Center
Bismarck, ND

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