Ronald Reagan’s Blood Being Sold At Auction

May 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm (1981, Assassination Attempt, BBC News, Blood, Kylie Whitehead, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan Foundation, Vial, Washington)

Who exactly is in the market for this?  Unless … unless, somebody plans to clone him and replace Mitt Romney on the ticket…


Via the AP:

A Channel Islands online auction house has angered Ronald Reagan’s foundation by claiming to offer a vial that once contained his blood.

The PFCAuctions house says the vial contains some of Reagan’s dried blood residue. The auctioneers say it was used by the laboratory that tested Reagan’s blood when he was hospitalized after a 1981 assassination attempt in Washington.

Officials at the Ronald Reagan Foundation in California have told BBC News that the sale is despicable.

Auction house spokeswoman Kylie Whitehead told The Associated Press that the blood is being sold by a man whose late mother took it from the laboratory with permission weeks after the tests were made.

Bidding for the vial had passed the 7,000-pound ($11,000) mark Tuesday.

Currently, the leading bid stands closer to the equivalent of $15,000.

Here is the auction posting… 

And here is the image of your prize if you happen to have several grand laying around:

Reuters reports that an investigation is underway as to how somebody ended up with the vial in the first place.
The Ronald Reagan Foundation as you can imagine, is outraged:

Ronald Reagan’s foundation expressed outrage on Monday at a British company’s auction of what it says is a vial of the late U.S. president’s blood taken at the hospital where he was treated after a 1981 assassination attempt.

“If indeed this story is true, it’s a craven act and we will use every legal means to stop its sale or purchase,” John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, said in a statement.

At the very least, the story is bizarre…

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