Report: organ trafficking on rise

  • 2003-07-03
  • Eugen Tomiuc
How much food and clothing can $3,000 buy? Is it worth a lifetime of suffering? Some East Europeans have asked themselves such questions before deciding that, yes, it was worth sacrificing one of their kidneys in order to provide food and shelter for their families. The growth of the human organs black market in Europe has attracted the attention of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which on June 25 heard a report on the issue that claimed international criminal organizations are capitalizing on the growing demand for kidneys for transplants and are pressuring poor East E...
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