At a nurse’s suggestion, the family contacted Biological Resource Center, a local company that brokered the donation of human bodies for research. Within the hour, BRC dispatched a driver to collect Doris. Jim Stauffer signed a form authorizing medical research on his mother’s body. He also checked a box prohibiting military, traffic-safety and other non-medical experiments. Ten days later, Jim received his mother’s cremated remains. He wasn’t told how her body had been used.
Class Action Suits
Biological Resource Center Under Investigation for Mishandling, Possibly Selling Body Parts http://www.classaction.org/biological-resource-center