Legal human tissue trade in the United States

The legal business in human tissues generates revenue up to $1 billion a year, according to Martina Keller, author of “Cannibalized: The Human Corpse as a Resource”.

Please note that this $1 billion figure represents the legal industry in human tissue, and not the black market trade.

Source: Martina Keller and Markus Grill, “Inside a Creepy Global Body Parts Business,” Spegel Online, August 28, 2009.