Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blackmarket Organs

It is the stuff of urban legend. Unsuspecting tourist wakes up in a bathtub full of ice with a terrible pain in his back – the victim of kidney thieves. It is a myth, but it does highlight the darker side of a life-saving medical science – organ transplants and the trade in black market organs.

Today studio

Explaining the fact and fiction surrounding the global trade in organs Chris and Qinduo had the pleasure to host:

Debra Budiani-Saberi, Ph.D., Director and Founder Coalition for Organ- Failure Solutions (COFS). Research Associate, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania.

Denis Campbell, Editor and CEO, UK Progressive.co.uk
  • More than 100,00 registered on wait-list for organ donations in the US
  • Denis Campbell says "opt-out" program for organ donation would help resolve the organ shortage program
For the full story, listen to Blackmarket Organs on Today on Beyond Beijing

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