Organ Trafficking

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Organ Trafficking
Organ trafficking is one of the great issues that is faced by the society today. It is a practice of stealing people’s organ through surgery under the influence of drugs or from a dead person, and the organs are normally sold in black market such as China. South Africa, and Russia. WHO has estimated that one-fifth of the 70,000 kidneys that are transplanted every year come from the black market through a widespread organ-trafficking networks. In my opinion, organ trafficking has become an international trade due to several reasons. First of all, an organ trafficking market has created due to remarkably high demand for body parts from all over the world. Many people refuse to donate their organs even after they die has contribute to one of the key factors in the shortage of organs. An estimated 150,000 Indians need a kidney transplant every year but only 3,500 are available for them.(extracted from BBC News/South India). Besides, we can see the high demand for organs from the annual report graph. The number of people who are in the waiting list has increased from 58 thousands in 1997 to 100 thousands in 2006 especially for diabetes and kidney failure patients.(Source: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) annual report). Since organ demand exceeds the supply; therefore, it has created a black market of organ trade. A good example of organ trafficking happens in Delhi is the case of Naseem Mohammad, a 25-year-old labourer victim from Gujarat in 2008. Naseem fell into a trap set by a broker near the Old Delhi Railway Station. The broker offered a job for Naseem and he was very excited. He blindly followed the broker and let him did a blood test on him. After Naseem get injection, he gradually passed out. He was totally unconscious and found out his kidney was gone when he woke up. (Newsweek-by Jason Overdorf,February 01, 2008 ; stolen kidneys) In short, organ trafficking

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