Cadaver shortage in Argentina required imports from U.S.

Digital Journal
Apr 1, 2011

Mendoza – For the first time Argentina Customs had to deal with the importation of dead bodies into the country to solve a problem of lack of cadavers for medical training in the city of Mendoza; four cadavers were imported from Colorado in the U.S. ……….

The cadavers originated from people who in life decided to donate their body for scientific research. The export documentation indicates that the bodies can only be used for medical and educational purposes. The specifications state that following use for scientific purposes the bodies must be cremated or buried. This type of donation is not permitted in Argentina.

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