Auction of Ronald Reagan's Blood Canceled

It will be donated to his foundation instead
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2012 11:50 AM CDT
Auction of Ronald Reagan's Blood Canceled
Ronald Reagan salutes in 1988.   (Getty Images)

The creepy auction of Ronald Reagan's blood has been canceled. Instead, the seller will donate the vial to Reagan's presidential foundation in California, reports the Wall Street Journal. Europe's PFC Auctions announced the move today after Reagan's family called the auction unseemly. Bidding had reached $30,000 and was scheduled to end tonight.

"We are very pleased with this outcome and wish to thank the consignor and PFC Auctions for their assistance in this matter," says the executive director of the foundation. The seller-turned-donator remains anonymous, but he reportedly bought the vial at public auction for $3,550 a few months ago, notes the AP. A lab tech originally took it from the hospital after the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981. (More Ronald Reagan stories.)

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