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Desperation, Greed and the Global Organ Trade


Spiegal Online| August 3, 2012
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Germany — She was a poor Russian immigrant in Israel, he was a well-off German businessman. The case of Vera and Walter reveals a thriving illegal trade in kidneys and other organs -- and shows how it is fueled by desperation.

Illegal kidney trade booms as new organ is 'sold every hour'


 The Guardian | May 27, 2012 

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Shanghai, China — 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..

European Crisis Bolsters Illegal Sales of Body Parts


NY Times - DAN BILEFSKY | June 1, 2012
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Belgrade — Pavle Mircov and his partner Daniella nervously scan their e-mail in-box every 15 minutes, desperate for economic salvation: a buyer willing to pay €30,000 for one of their kidneys.

One arrested in kidney scam


Chandigarh Tribune | May 7, 2012
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Mohali, India — Cracking the infamous kidney scam, the Mohali police today arrested Fagu Lal, alias Sachin, here. He is one of the five accused in the case. The others are Manju Pandey, her sons Amitabh and Abhishek, Shakeel and Vikas.

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