Illegal Organ Trade Rising
Traffickers Cashing in on Increased Demand
Recent media reports indicate that traffickers are cashing in on the rising demand for replacement kidneys because of the rise in diabetes and other diseases. Organ trafficking rings have been uncovered in a number of countries including India, Pakistan, China. The resurgence of trafficking has prompted the WHO to suggest that humanity itself is being undermined by the vast profits involved and the division between poor people who undergo “amputation” for cash and the wealthy sick who sustain the body parts trade.
Read the Guardian News article of May 2012 here.