Dossier - Trafficking in Human Organs

Monday, 1 September 2008

Introduction

Europe: 60,000 people awaiting transplants; 10 people die each day from a lack of organ supply. Commercialization and tourism of transplants rapidly on the rise.

Statistics from the WHO: 10% of kidney transplants performed worldwide in 2007 were illegal.

The geographic locations of the organ “trade”

The “invisibles” and the “untouchables”

Legal sale?

The Magisterium of the Catholic Church and human organ transplants


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