Category Archive: Organ Markets

Buying or Selling Organs For Transplant

More Bad News For Iranian Kidney Donors – er – Sellers

From Transplant Proceedings:   With assistance of the Iranian Kidney Foundation, we accessed the contact information of living donors through the years 2001–2012. We tried to contact donors who have donated at least 2 years before the survey. We interviewed these donors according to a questionnaire that was approved by the ethics committee of the …

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How Victims of Organ Trafficking in Bangladesh Fare

My prior post addressed how the attitudes underlying kidney markets has infiltrated our own. Today, I want to discuss how the kidney sellers fared after relinquishing their kidney: (any bolding is mine)   After the surgery, the first thing the sellers notice is the rough cut about 20 inches long on their bodies. The sellers are …

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Biolviolence and Organ Donation

I’d never heard the term “bioviolence” until today, when I began reading an article by Monir Moniruzzaman entitled “Living Cadavers in Bangladesh”. While the article is an examination of organ trafficking in Bangladesh, its themes extend into issues regarding all forms of human organ and tissue use – and commercialization. This paragraph in particular:   In …

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Transplant Industry’s Role in Illegal Organ Trade

I’ve written about Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes before. The writer of this article asks the right question: why is no one listening to her?   Regarding her time at a 1995 conference in Bellagio, Italy (emphasis mine): One [transplant] surgeon told her that he knew of patients who had traveled to India to purchase kidneys. She …

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Take 10 Minutes to Listen To This

Art Caplan and Nancy Schepler-Hughes talk about organ trafficking. http://www.armoudian.com/log/scholars-circle/the-scholars-circle-radio-march-23rd-2014/     Also – read how Nancy tried to tell every law enforcement and public policy agency about Rosenbaum’s kidney trafficking ring, and no one would listen here.

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