Man Learns His Mother’s Body Sold For Blast Testing
Many people donate their bodies to science after they die in an effort to help with medical research. Blast testing usually isn’t the type of research one has in mind, but reportedly, that is exactly what happened to an Arizona man’s mother.
According to KXNV/CNN, Jim Stauffer donated his 73-year-old mother’s body to the Biological Resource Center (BRC) in Phoenix in 2013. Doris Stauffer died with Alzheimer’s Disease and her son hoped research on his mother’s brain could help scientists learn more about the disorder. Stauffer says he learned years later that his mother’s body was quote “ supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of an apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED.”
More than 30 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against the BRC following an FBI raid in 2014 that was part of a human body parts trafficking investigation. The facility is now closed. The owner, Stephen Gore, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to running an illegal enterprise in 2015.
If you would like to donate your body to science and have it go exactly where you want it to go "And" keep it in Texas, you might want to consider the Freeman Ranch in San Marcos.
The owner's last name is “GORE”. That says it all.