Reagan’s Blood to Be Sold at Auction

22 May

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

An online auction house is now accepting bids for a vial it claims contains drops of President Ronald Reagan’s blood drawn during his recovery from a 1981 assassination attempt.

As of Tuesday morning, bidding at had already exceeded $10,000. The vial is being sold on behalf of an unidentified man who claims to have obtained it after his mother’s death.

(PHOTOS: The Attempted Assassination of President Reagan Revisited)

According to CBS News, a woman working at the Bio Science Laboratories in Columbia, Md., originally obtained the vial when her laboratory performed blood work and testing for Reagan while he was being treated at George Washington University Hospital; the President and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981. A supervisor allowed the woman to keep the vial and associated paperwork indicating lab work to test for lead. The woman kept the vial…

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