Winston Churchill's blood to be auctioned

Story highlights

  • Blood reportedly taken from the former British prime minister will be auctioned on March 12
  • Duke's auction house says the blood was taken during a hospital stay in 1962
  • Nurse drew the blood and kept it after the hospital was going to dispose of it

(CNN)"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat," Winston Churchill once told the British House of Commons.

A UK auction house is taking the former prime minister's words literally.
Duke's auction house has announced it will auction a vial of Churchill's blood, taken during a hospital stay in 1962, three years before his death.
    A vial of Winston Churchill's blood will be sold at auction March 12, according to Duke's auction house.