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Ronald Reagan Blood for Auction

Blood taken from Ronald Reagan in the aftermath of the 1981 assassination attempt on the president is currently up for sale at PFC Auctions. Bidding on the dried blood residue, which is contained within a five inch glass vial, will end on May 24.

The label on the vial states that the blood was extracted on the day of the assassination attempt. It is accompanied by a printed form detailing the president’s particulars.

On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr took six shots at the president as he left the Hilton hotel in Washington, DC. Just one hit Reagan, ricocheting off the president’s bullet proof vehicle as he attempted to get inside. The bullet lodged in his lung, just an inch from his heart.

After initially believing he had escaped harm, the extent of the injury soon became clear, and Reagan was rushed to George Washington University Hospital, arriving just four minutes after leaving the hotel.

Online bidding at will end at 7:30pm BST on May 24 2012.