Even for organ transplants clandestinity needs to be stoppedby Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.07.13
Spain, world leader in organ donations, has appealed to the United Nations to put a stop to tourism for illegal transplants, by passing a new resolution. To totally eliminate this hateful crime, Madrid proposes two lines of action: to fight unscrupulous traffickers on all fronts and to create mass public awareness so that each nation has enough donors to satisfy its internal demand. A battle that Spain spearheaded that could possibly, if not eliminate altogether, at least diminish the percentage of transplants done each year by obtaining organs from living donors illegally (about 10%). A business that everyone knows is run by international organized crime who match the rich, ill patient from the West, with the poor donor in developing countries, who is willing to give up a body part, for example, a kidney, just for a few bucks.
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