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Vial of Ronald Reagan's Blood for Sale at UK Auction Stirs Fury

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library is upset over a British auction house's sale of a vial of President Ronald Reagan's blood, allegedly collected after the assassination attempt against him in 1981:

ReaganPFC Auctions listed a high bid of more than $9,900 late Monday, with final offers being accepted online through Thursday. The website says the “dried blood residue from President Reagan (1911-2004) can be seen clearly in the vial with a quarter-inch ring of blood residue at the end of the inserted rubber stopper.”

The president’s blood was supposedly gathered in 1981, following the assassination attempt on his life outside of a Washington, D.C., hotel. He was sent to George Washington University Hospital, where doctors tended to a gunshot wound and punctured lung.

The auction website notes that the paperwork included with the vial incorrectly states Reagan’s birthdate as “2/02/11,” when it was actually Feb. 6, 1911. The vial is dated “3/30/81” — the day of the assassination attempt.

The vial was reportedly obtained from a man who's mom worked at the lab.

Said John Heubusch, executive director of the Library: "If indeed this story is true, it’s a craven act and we will use every legal means to stop its sale or purchase."

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  1. This will definitely make Republicans much more amenable to cloning.

    Posted by: Mawm | May 22, 2012 8:24:38 AM

  2. Should be marketed as "TRUE BLOOD" for Republican vampires.

    Posted by: JONNY NYNY2FLFL | May 22, 2012 8:33:54 AM

  3. A republican super pac should purchase the blood for Count Romney so he could drink it with the hopes of a transform,into there beloved Ronald Reagan. Romney already looks like a 1980's B movie Dracula anyhow.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | May 22, 2012 8:36:57 AM

  4. Any fool who would bid for that deserves to be parted from his or her money.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 22, 2012 8:40:11 AM

  5. The Catholics horde these "relics" of their saints, so the repugs can now do the same.

    Posted by: carl | May 22, 2012 8:42:36 AM

  6. I envision a Reagan-centered "Boys From Brazil" scenario in the near future.

    Posted by: Rich F. | May 22, 2012 9:03:15 AM

  7. Would be great for an art project involving the big assist he gave to HIV. A vial of Reagan's blood? Vile. But then so was he.

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | May 22, 2012 9:56:57 AM

  8. *whose*


    Posted by: Paul Bunion | May 22, 2012 10:07:47 AM

  9. ohboy. now all it needs is a church where the faithful can go to venerate it.

    Posted by: Danny in the East Village | May 22, 2012 10:10:58 AM

  10. I'm sure there's a republicon vampire out there who'd want such a "prize". Hell, maybe they'll purchase it, dilute it with a few gallons of water and sprinkle the water over the republicon faithful at their convention this summer. Conservatives are blood-suckers anyway, sucking the life out of the soul of our nation. They'll love it.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 22, 2012 12:28:39 PM

  11. Someone must buy and destroy that immediately, lest the spawn of Satan be rerelease upon the earth!

    Posted by: Wren | May 22, 2012 1:56:24 PM

  12. The Republicans can clone Ronny and have him ready for the 2052 elections...

    Posted by: jaragon | May 22, 2012 5:57:32 PM

  13. I loved that car really amazing desgion. its very different types desgion. great work

    Posted by: alltalking4money | May 28, 2012 6:26:53 AM

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