25 Alarming Facts About Organ Trafficking

With an estimated 120,675 patients waiting on the national waiting list for organ transplant, it’s obvious that the demand for fresh new organs is high. A fact that has created the perfect conditions for thugs, corrupt medics, and politicians to exploit organs from those who have nothing, then sell it to those who have much and in the process make a sizable profit. Here are 25 alarming facts about organ trafficking.

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Organ trafficking accounts for five to 10 per cent of all kidney transplants worldwide.

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According to the World Health Organization, 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.

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Prices vary depending on the body part. But as an example, a heart can fetch up to 1 million pounds in the black market.

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According to Organ failure solutions, Organs watch, and ESOT; the typical organ donor is a male of about 28.9 years old with an annual income of $480 while the typical recipient is a male of about 48.1 years old with an annual income of $53,000.

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Those who choose to go through an illegal organ transplant face great dangers as the organs are not guaranteed to work and many in fact fail after the operation.

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