"Among (Virginia Assistant Chief Medical Examiner Kevin) Whaley’s concerns are the way he said his office sells brains to the National Institutes of Health. That happens if a victim’s family agrees to donate the brain for research.
“The thing is for each brain we supply to NIH the office gets $6,250. Now, the family is never made aware of that, so we`re getting paid per brain,” Whaley said. He said that is an excessively high amount given the short time it takes to extract a brain and send it to the NIH. Whaley said it makes him question the fees his office charges others.
“I have a hard time telling families you can`t have an autopsy report if you don`t have $40 when I know we just got paid $6,250 for a brain.”
Now, in a Green Eagle exclusive, evidence of this actually taking place:
To be perfectly honest, this may be a picture of the procedure in which Dick Cheney got his new "heart" a couple of years ago, but who knows?