RE: [Histonet] comment and question about old blocks

From:"Smith, Allen"

Many academic histochemists, myself included, do almost of our work on mouse
tissue, simply because it is so hard to get human tissue.  The availability
of human tissue, both normal and pathological, would be a great blessing to
academic research.  For some of us, who are fed up with the poor quality of
commercial slides, it would advance our teaching as well.

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida  33161

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Joe Nocito
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 7:38 PM
To: Bonnie Whitaker;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] comment and question about old blocks

as long as any patient information is not given, it wouldn't be a problem=2E 
then again, that's what the VA worker said just before he lost his computer 
with 2.5 million military names and social security numbers.
    All CAP says is that if blocks are disposed in a proper manner. Define 
"proper manner". I see no harm.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Whitaker" 
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 2:09 PM
Subject: [Histonet] comment and question about old blocks

> Hi All,
> About the rude and vulgar Histonet subscriber that can't figure out how to
> unsubscribe, I take some comfort in thinking that someday, a prospective
> employer will Google that guy, and hopefully will get all of the 
> "colorful"
> remarks on the histonet to use in his or her decision-making process.
> Now, on to business:  Is there any reason that old (pre-hippa, stuff that
> is past the CAP requirement for saving blocks) couldn't be given, traded 
> or
> sold at a small fee (just enough to recover costs) to a research entity?
> They would not have identification, only a very broad, general diagnosis
> (from the ancient card file).
> What does everyone think?  Has anyone actually consulted their legal
> department about this type of issue?
> Bonnie Whitaker
> Lab Manager
> Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories
> 8076 El Rio
> Houston, Texas  77054
> 713-741-6677
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