MILWAUKEE (WITI) – In Wisconsin, when you sign up to be an organ donor, you are also signing up to donate your tissue. Tissue is everything that’s not a living organ, like skin, veins, heart valves, and tendons.
And while buying and selling human body parts is illegal in the United States, tissue banks and publicly traded companies are making a lot of money on human tissue.
Chris Truitt, who lives just outside of Madison, Wis., is an expert of sorts on the issue. His daughter, Alyssa, died when she was only 2 years-old. Truitt and his wife decided to donate her organs and her tissues.