Saturday, October 29, 2005

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Sheryl Ubelacker
Canadian Press

October 29, 2005

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TORONTO (CP) - Some Canadians who received transplants of bone, skin or tendons need to be tested for infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis after it was discovered the U.S. supplier of the products may have illegally procured them from corpses at funeral homes.

About 300 human tissue products from Biomedical Tissue Services Ltd. were exported to several Canadian companies, which supply tissue to hospitals and health professionals across the country for grafting during dental and orthopedic procedures.

This week, a Health Canada advisory said distributors that purchased human tissue from Biomedical have recalled the products.

The Fort Lee, N.J., company is under investigation for allegedly obtaining bones and other tissues from bodies trafficked from New York-area funeral homes.

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