The title is too long.
"In some instances the original owner of a hand or leg may still be around to lay claim to the detached limb..."
Did they impound such limbs before the hospital tried to re-attach it.
Doubt I'd want my frozen appendage back after missing it for so many years. What are you supposed to do with it anyway? Pickle it in vinegar? Feed it to the dog? Sell it on ebay to cannibals? Keep it in the freezer till you pop your clogs (or just clog if its a leg) and get everything buried at once?