FROM THE CBC: It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors had ever seen. A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a condition that caused her to sweat blood from her face and from the palms of her hands. This despite any sign of skin lesions. The case was highlighted Monday in the Canadian […]Read more "Blood, Sweat, and Tears"
Ewww. The business of body parts and body products? What? Sounds gruesome. Kinda grisly and macabre. But, as we discuss assisted suicide, selling plasma, or Canadian transplant tourists, in the media the way that we conceptualize the buying and selling our bodies will be vital. Just like the poster for Daybreakers says, our bodies are a crucial […]Read more "The Business of Body Parts and Body Products"
There has been much media coverage about the opening of Canadian Plasma Resources’ first clinic in Saskatoon. I’ve been a part of that debate, having written for the Star Phoenix just yesterday. Canadian Blood Services has a number of videos that explains the plasma business in Canada and beyond. Thanks to John Dexter for finding these […]Read more "Plasma Clinics Deserve Debate"