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Posted: 7/3/2003 4:28:14 PM EDT
[url]http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/07/03/offbeat.body.worth.reut/index.html[/url] Thursday, July 3, 2003 Posted: 10:38 AM EDT (1438 GMT) NEW YORK (Reuters) -- It may be illegal, immoral and certainly ill-advised, but selling every usable part of your body could fetch upward of $45 million, according to a survey in the August issue of Wired magazine. Even an overweight, out-of-shape body could bring millions when broken down to its valuable fluids, tissues and germ-fighting antibodies. There is, of course, a major catch: Many of the valuable human body parts are those a person could not live without. But it does lay to rest the old concept that the human body, when broken down to its basic elements, is only worth pocket change. Wired Editor-In-Chief Chris Anderson said the price tag gives an idea of the progress of medicine and biology, and shows how much more sophisticated we have become at understanding the complexity of the human body. "We tried to find some number through which you can quantify the magnitude of the change in technology that we are all experiencing," Anderson said. The prices, Wired warned, are based on maximum dollar values for some of the most marketable substances, and makes the unlikely assumption that every trace of those substances could be extracted from living tissue for sale. To avoid issues such as illegal black market trade in organs, the survey was based on projected prices in the United States and did not take into account potential differences in poverty stricken Third World countries. Due to advances in science and biotechnology, vital organs are no longer the most valuable body parts, the survey demonstrated. That distinction now belongs to bone marrow at $23 million, based on 1,000 grams at $23,000 per gram. DNA, found in every cell, could fetch $9.7 million at $1.3 million per gram, while extracting antibodies could bring $7.3 million. The accompanying article did point out that the cost of living in a sterile plastic bubble could eat up a lot of the profit from immune system sales. By comparison, a lung was priced at $116,400, a kidney at $91,400 and a heart was worth a mere $57,000, based on research of cost estimates from hospitals and insurance companies. On the reproductive front, the survey found a fertile woman could sell 32 egg cells over eight years for a grand total of $224,000. To approach that amount, a man would have to make 12 sperm donations a month for 20 years.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:34:55 PM EDT
... More than [i]you[/i] will ever realize TT! [;)]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:36:04 PM EDT
I'm selling mine by the pound. That way it keeps appreciating.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:38:45 PM EDT
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Muhahahaha![lolabove] Keep swinging WW. Your a courageous man.[:D]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:40:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... More than [i]you[/i] will ever realize TT! [;)]
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[rofl] haha TT [wave]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:42:25 PM EDT
go to www.humanforsale.com to find out for sure!
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:42:45 PM EDT
Where do I sign up for the bone marrow thing?I got plenty.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:43:41 PM EDT
According to the workers comp lawyer I'm not worth all that much. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:43:54 PM EDT
i'm thinkin' a buck two ninety -eight. i've lead a hard life.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:53:02 PM EDT
Well, looking at the above prices, I deduct that my body ain't worth 2 dollars in wet food stamps.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:58:13 PM EDT
How about for trace elements? IIRC it's a few bucks.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 5:00:13 PM EDT
... Vote heart, even though it's [u]way[/u] undervalued by this estimate.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 5:25:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:37:07 PM EDT
sgtar15 7/3/2003 8:43:41 PM According to the workers comp lawyer I'm not worth all that much.
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Ditto, welcome to the club,BASTURDS!![pissed]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 7:47:16 PM EDT
The question is: how much ya gonna give me? [smoke]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 8:11:21 PM EDT
We canceled my life insurance. I have so much titanium in my neck, when I croak Mrs Ops is gonna bypass the undertaker for the scrap yard. Ops
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 8:14:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 8:14:46 PM EDT
Since they've begun bottling water it has gone up...... Cremated I would think the ashes are absolutely worthless.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 8:17:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TitaniumT: ...To approach that amount, a man would have to make 12 sperm donations a month for 20 years.
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Fucking lightweights.....
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 8:52:04 PM EDT
To approach that amount, a man would have to make 12 sperm donations a month for 20 years.
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Cool! Find me 5 or 6 separate places to sign up! [jump]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:48:38 PM EDT
Why, did you wanna buy it or something?
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 10:07:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MAC-DADDY: Where do I sign up for the bone marrow thing?I got plenty.
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Link Posted: 7/3/2003 10:20:50 PM EDT
I have a few hundred dollars worth of titanium and stainless steel screws, wire ect.... The rest is mostly broken and worthless. "Sacrifice your body Marine"! Remember, their is No I in team. However their is an M and an E and if your lucky, a little T&A.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 11:18:53 PM EDT
Women want me for my DNA; men wish they had my DNA.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 3:46:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SHIVAN458:
Originally Posted By TitaniumT: ...To approach that amount, a man would have to make 12 sperm donations a month for 20 years.
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I dont see any problems here [:D]
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 4:11:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2003 4:11:54 AM EDT by Wobblin-Goblin]
Originally Posted By luger355:
Originally Posted By SHIVAN458:
Originally Posted By TitaniumT: ...To approach that amount, a man would have to make 12 sperm donations a month for 20 years.
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I dont see any problems here [:D]
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If we are talking about "Full-Service" clinics where the attendants are attractive females, I can handle that. Where do I sign?
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