Now I understand why I shouldn't buy human organs at rock-bottom prices. It's just like my grandmother always taught me: You get what you pay for. In this case, AIDS instead of newfound health.
A New Jersey company, Biomedical Tissue Services, is accused of failing to gain consent to take bones, tendons, ligaments, skin and other tissue from cadavers. The most famous example involved the corpse of Alistair Cooke, the longtime host of the PBS series "Masterpiece Theater." Cooke died of cancer at age 95, and his leg bones were removed and shipped to tissue processors for use in medical procedures.
If I had to have someone's infected organs, I'd want it to be a PBS personality's infection.