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Organ Trade

Organ Trafficking Gangs Force Poor to Sell Kidneys

Bloomberg | Michael Smith, Daryna Krasnolutska and David Glovin | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

Aliaksei Yafimau shudders at the memory of the burly thug who threatened to kill his relatives. Yafimau, who installs satellite television systems in ...

Poor Become 'Spare-Parts' Bank For Americans In Illicit Organ Trade

Bloomberg | Michael Smith | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

An American man had promised to give Picado, a 23-year-old high school dropout who worked as a construction laborer, a job and an apartment in New Yor...

Desperate Americans Buy Kidneys From Peru Poor In Fatal Trade

Bloomberg News | Michael Smith | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

Luis Picado's mother remembers the day her son thought he had won the lottery. He came home to their tin-roofed cinder-block house in a Managua, Nicar...

Swedish Article Suggesting Israeli Troops Harvested Palestinians' Organs Infuriates Israel

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Swedish Embassy responded furiously Wednesday to a Swedish newspaper article that suggested Israeli troops killed Pal...

Illegal Organ Trafficking Poses A Global Problem

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The recent New Jersey corruption probe, which resulted in the arrest of 44 people including state legislators, government officials and several rabbis...

Iraq Organ Trade Driven By Poverty

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Iraq, where a fifth of people live in poverty and where unemployment is at least 18 percent, increasingly more people must resort to selling their ...

Egypt's Poor Sell Their Organs For A Steep Price

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The poverty of Cairo's slums forced a young couple to sell nearly everything they had. When that wasn't enough, each of them sold a kidn...