Friday, May 20, 2011

Transplant Tourism Spirals Out of control as the Wealthy Harvest Organs From the Poor

Tired of waiting for appropriate organ donors using traditional methods, patients from wealthier countries like the US are increasingly taking advantage of "transplant tourism" operations that harvest needed organs from the poor in exchange for money. Though illegal, this underground organ trade market appears to be growing, despite the fact that patients and donors often die due to infections, botched surgeries, and other complications.


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