Illegal kidney trade booms as new organ is ‘sold every hour’

World Health Organisation estimates 10,000 black market operations involving human organs take place each year.

The illegal trade in kidneys has risen to such a level that an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually, or more than one an hour, World Health Organisation experts have revealed.

Evidence collected by a worldwide network of doctors shows that traffickers are defying laws intended to curtail their activities and are cashing in on rising international demand for replacement kidneys driven by the increase in diabetes and other diseases.

Read More: Guardian.co.uk

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