Vial of Late President's Blood Up for Auction

Auction site claims the blood was taken following the assassination attempt against Reagan in 1981

By Natalie Lopez
|  Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Updated 1:07 PM EDT
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Vial of Reagan's Blood Up for Auction

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If you’ve ever wanted a vial of Ronald Reagan’s blood, now’s your chance!

A vial of the late president’s blood is up for auction on PFCauctions.com, which is based in the United Kingdom. 

The website claims the blood was taken from Reagan following the assassination attempt against him in 1981.

The vial is pictured on the website with a label of the president’s name. An included letter from the seller says his late mother worked at the lab that tested the blood for the George Washington University Hospital after Reagan was shot.

The most recent bid on the site is a little more than $9,900.

Some are outraged over the auction, calling it unethical. Dr. Joseph Giordano, who was head of the GW Hospital's trauma team in 1981, said the auction is outrageous.

“You don’t go selling people’s specimens or bodily fluids,” said Giordano. “You have no permission to do that. It’s unethical.”

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