Bones - How much are our bones worth? According to the video I saw today, our body can be cut up and sold for 250,000 dollars. It seems there is a big demand for body parts and we can't really be sure where they come from or from whom. In fact when people are given cremated ashes of their loved ones, it may not be their loved one at all.
Some body parts are stolen and sold for a lot of money to people in need and yet we are asked to donate them for free so someone else makes a profit and sticks the person in need with a lot of money to pay for the parts. Doesn't sound fair does it? No one should donate a body for free now that we know it's worth 250k. This can help the dead persons' family a lot.
They suggested that in order to stop bodies from being stolen, people should donate their bodies themselves, for parts after they die, so there is no illegal demand.
This is how our system works.. Actually this is how it doesn't work. Nothing is sacred. Not even death. Just to think of someone cutting up my body after I am dead, gives me the willies. To think that I have no choice in the matter because someone will chop me up anyway, for financial gain, is criminal. It's a new world and people are looked upon as nothing but meat.
Too many people. Too many demands.
Families have to check the body of their loved one in the casket before it is buried, to make sure it was not tampered with and that the bones are the original ones and the eyes are still there. Of course when there is an autopsy, one never knows what they did inside or even if they left anything inside. Terribly morbid thing to think about.
A criminal is a criminal. If it is illegal for family to tamper with a dead body, then for strangers to do it without permission is even worse. In my case, our religion demands we be buried whole and not even cremated. On judgement day, the soul returns to the body.
In Germany during WW2, bodies were lying everywhere. Some people robbed the dead bodies. Word got around that those who did this never gained from the robbery. The dead come to take back what is theirs and the robbers ended up dying as well. This was a tale that was told me by more than one person who lived through the war.
This was a horrible video to watch about the selling of body parts and that even funeral homes, who are entrusted and paid for preparing the body burial, are involved.
In the olden days the family would take the body home and keep it at home for three days before its buried. Maybe those days have to return if the system is broken. How sad. :)