[Histonet] Tissue disposal

Kim Tournear kimtournear <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Feb 24 08:02:56 CST 2009

SteriCycle takes ours...we have to use yellow barrels labeled "pathology waste" and try to seperate "identifiable" tissue from "unidentifiable" tissues, which for us would be limbs, products of conception (if there is a fetus that could be recognized), and some mastectomies...Once Stericycle takes it, they incenerate it so that nothing can be identified. I'm not sure what they do with the ashes after that.

~Kim Tournear ~ HT (ASCP), QIHC (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Tucson Medical Center
Tucson,  AZ
~Don't let your life end before it begins~
OU Rocks!!!!

--- On Mon, 2/23/09, Weems, Joyce <JWeems <@t> sjha.org> wrote:

From: Weems, Joyce <JWeems <@t> sjha.org>
Subject: [Histonet] Tissue disposal
To: Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 1:35 PM

How are people disposing of their tissue? Especially in the Atlanta
Inquiring minds want to know.....
Thanks! j

Joyce Weems 
Pathology Manager 
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE 
Atlanta, GA 30342 
678-843-7376 - Phone 
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