Here are the lumps of bone they removed from my wrist two weeks ago. The big yellow lump is surprisingly big, soaked in formalin, and still has assorted goo attached. No wonder the tendons were getting so annoyed by its presence. The other little chip is just bone, with no goo.
What do you think I should do with it? (Apart from removing the goo, obviously.)
For bonus complications, NZ law is unclear on what I’m allowed to do with it. Selling it is, in NZ, possibly not illegal, but Trade Me won’t sell body parts. Whether body parts count as property once removed and can thus be owned is actually complicated. I’m lawfully in possession of this lump, but it’s possible that I’m not allowed to own human tissue, even my own, once it is removed. If I had died, then there are assorted laws about what can be done with my body. Bodies don’t count as anyone’s property, so cannot be sold. If I am alive and living in the US, I am allowed to sell my blood because, once removed from my body, my blood counts as my property. In NZ, I’m not allowed to sell my blood, eggs, or sperm. In the UK, I think I’m allowed to sell my blood, but almost everyone gives it away freely.
I dunno. Law is weird.