Human organ trade increases in India

05/29/2007 | Toronto Star, The

Impoverished Indians continue to sell their kidneys for as little as $1,000 as the trade in human organs increases, particularly in areas slow to recover from the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, despite laws to prevent unmonitored transplants. Health activists believe two-thirds of the 4,500 kidneys transplanted every year in the country are illegally sourced from the ranks of India's poor.

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