Organ Trafficking


Anthropologist honoured for alerting world to organ trafficking

Michael Cook | 14 December 2013 |
tags: organ trafficking
Anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, of the University of California Berkeley, has been honored by the American Anthropological Association with its first ever Anthropology in Public Policy Award for her trailblazing work on the dark practice of human organ trafficking.

European convention on organ trafficking on the way

Michael Cook | 23 November 2013 |
tags: organ trafficking
The Council of Europe, the leading organistion for human right in Europe, is drafting a convention to ban organ trafficking which could come into force next year.

Syrian refugees selling kidneys to survive

Michael Cook | 16 November 2013 |
tags: Lebanon, organ trafficking, Syria
An influx of destitute Syrian refugees has made Lebanon a hub for organ trafficking.

Stolen babies may be trafficked for organs in Guatemala

Michael Cook | 11 August 2013 |
tags: Guatemala, organ trafficking
Guatemalan children are being stolen for illegal adoptions and organ trafficking

Costa Rican organ trafficking exposed

Xavier Symons | 23 June 2013 |
tags: Costa Rica, organ trafficking
Is Costa Rica a hub for organ trafficking?

Five convictions for Kosovo organ trafficking

Michael Cook | 02 May 2013 |
tags: Kosovo, organ trafficking
Five people have been convicted of organ trafficking in Kosovo by the European Union court which runs the legal system in the quasi-independent territory.

Tales from the Organ Trade

Michael Cook | 19 April 2013 |
tags: organ trafficking
"If I can't find a donor in this country I have to decide whether I'm willing to take on my soul the ethical burden of purchasing a kidney from somebody, or to die," says says a patient in a new documentary about the organ trade. See the trailer.

Dutch uni to investigate study of organ trafficking

Michael Cook | 01 December 2012 |
tags: Netherlands, organ trafficking
Dutch university to study growing problem

“Don’t let them put you under!”

Michael Cook | 07 September 2012 |
tags: films, organ trafficking
Coma is a recent four-hour TV mini-series based on the 1978 Michael Crichton thriller about a young medical student who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.

Chinese police arrest 127 in organ trafficking bust

Michael Cook | 11 August 2012 |
tags: China, organ trafficking
Chinese police have arrested 137 people, including 18 doctors, in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking.

Israeli sentenced in first US organ trafficking conviction

Michael Cook | 20 July 2012 |
tags: organ trafficking
The first US conviction for organ trafficking has ended in a two-and-a-half year jail sentence for an Israeli citizen living in New York.

European crisis boosts illegal trade in body parts

Jared Yee | 09 June 2012 |
tags: organ market, organ trafficking, organ transplants
The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table.

Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee | 02 June 2012 |
tags: organ market, organ trafficking, transplant surgery
A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation.

China to stop harvesting convict organs

Jared Yee | 31 March 2012 |
tags: China, organ donation, organ trafficking, organ transplants
China officials plan to end organ harvesting from death-row inmates, in a move to reform an organ donation system which has for many years relied heavily on prisoners.

Bengladeshi organ trafficking revealed

Michael Cook | 23 March 2012 |
tags: Bangladesh, organ trafficking
A Michigan State University anthropologist from Bangladesh has published the first in-depth study describing the often horrific experiences of poor people who were victims of organ trafficking.

Refugees face organ theft at Sinai

Jared Yee | 12 November 2011 |
tags: organ trafficking
Bedouin smugglers who engage in people trafficking are allegedly stealing organs from indigent refugees seeking to enter Israel without enough cash, according to a startling report from CNN.

First US conviction for organ trafficking

Michael Cook | 29 October 2011 |
tags: organ trafficking

Ukraine tops Europe in organ trafficking

Jared Yee | 28 October 2011 |
tags: organ markets, organ trafficking, organ transplant, organ transplants
The illegal organ trafficking trade is flourishing in Ukraine as the country’s medical infrastructure and legislation make vital transplant organs hard to come by.

National self-sufficiency in organ donation is essential, say experts

Michael Cook | 21 October 2011 |
tags: organ donation, organ trafficking
Leading transplant surgeons have published an article in The Lancet calling upon governments to adopt a “new paradigm of self-sufficiency” so that patients stop seeking “ illegal and unethical organ transplants in remote parts of the world but return home for complicated medical care”. Every year, about 100,000 patients have organ transplants, but many more are on waiting lists. Affluent patients become impatient, go abroad and buy organs on the black market.

Trial opens for 7 Kosovars in organ-trafficking case

Jared Yee | 15 October 2011 |
tags: Kosovo, organ trafficking
The trial of seven Kosovars accused of participating in an international organ trafficking ring opened recently.
 
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