[Histonet] Placenta returns

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Sun Jul 22 09:10:42 CDT 2007

two things. First, the placenta was frozen and not placed in formalin. Every 
hospital I have worked in always placed the placenta in formalin (ok, some 
might have placed 15 mls in the container, maybe 20). The second thing I 
noticed was that Nevada has no law about returning specimens to the owner.
    I've worked at placed were we were being sued by a guy because he wanted 
his finger back, 18 months ago.  Even though we sent him copies of he Texas 
law and MSDS on 10% NBF, he still found a sleazy lawyer to file suit.
    Also, I've had experiences where the patient has requested their 
specimen back because of religious reasons. So here's my point. People who 
want their specimens back because of religious reasons do so up front. 
People who want to place their specimen on the coffee table for a 
conversational piece will request it back as an after thought.  Like Billy 
Bob who wanted his finger back. "Hey Bubba, look what I took home from the 
hospital". "No you idiot, it's not chicken liver, it's my hemorrhoids".
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Llewellyn" <llewllew <@t> shaw.ca>
To: "Histonet" <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 11:42 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Placenta returns

>I thought this might be of interest.  We had a discussion on this issue 
>several months ago, I believe.
> http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070720/placenta_hospital_070720/20070720?hub=Health
> Bryan Llewellyn
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