Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Proving the depth of conservative ghoulishness, a vial of the late President Ronald Reagan’s blood, taken at the hospital where he was a patient immediately following the 1981 assassination attempt, is now up for auction.
PFC Auctions, a company based in Guernsey, UK, announced on Sunday it would sell the vial of blood in an online auction set to end on Thursday.
The vial was taken at George Washington University Hospital on March 30, 1981, after Reagan was wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C., PFC Auctions said on its website. It is said to have come from a person whose late mother had worked at a medical lab.
PFC Auctions’ website said the latest online bid for the vial stood at £6,270 British pounds or $9,910 US.
Editor Update: There’s a new chapter in the saga of St. Reagan’s auctioned blood vial.
PFC Auctions announces that it made contact yesterday evening with The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation regarding the auctioning of Ronald Reagan’s blood vial. Bidding on the PFC Auctions website currently stands at $30,086, and we have negotiated with the consignor to arrange for the item to be withdrawn from the auction and donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation The consignor, who wishes to remain anonymous