Serious charges of illegal activities among personel at the UCLA’s Willed Body program were brought last spring by investigators. It was alledged that body parts were for sale. The case is still under investigation and the program has been suspended.
Under pressure from this scandal, UCLA was forced to consider new technology to do the cadaver tracking:
After the latest scandal, some people who had agreed to leave their bodies to science withdrew their offers. In response, UC has proposed a series of reforms, some of which are already in place. They include a better records system, electronic locks and surveillance cameras.
Officials are also considering putting barcodes or radio frequency devices in cadavers that could be read by someone walking past the body with a handheld device. Radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags already are used by cars passing through automated toll plazas. UC officials said that they are still working out the details but that any body parts that became separated from the corpse would probably be tagged, too.
For an example of RFID tracking technology see this post…