RE: Control Slides

From:"MacDonald, Jennifer" <>

I think that legalities play a part.  The sale of human tissue if frowned
upon, and I believe that if you are selling it the patient must give
permission and is entitled to some of the profits.  There is such a thing as
a tissue broker.  Most hospitals will not deal with this and destroy all
tissue to avoid any legal problems.  

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> From:[]
> Sent: 	Friday, October 06, 2000 1:14 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	Control Slides
> We are having a problem finding human control slides for rare cases. I
> have 
> been talking with other labs and they are also having problems (even with 
> some basic controls). Are you finding it more and more difficult to find 
> control slides? One person told me that this is a growing problem in 
> pathology, especially for specimens in different fixatives.
> Is there a problem? What are your most common needs?
> Thanks,
> Bob Secord
> Lab Manager
> DRF In Situ Labs

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