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Debt drives kidney harvesting in Pakistan's citrus orchards

Reuters websiteThomson Reuters | 11 September 2017
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By Zeeshan Haider

Debt drives kidney harvesting in Pakistan's citrus orchards

The decision to sell her kidney was easy for Ismat Bibi, a housewife in Pakistan’s Punjab province. With four children to feed, a husband suffering from tuberculosis to look after, and a debt of 100,000 rupees ($950) to repay, she quickly offered herself up. The deal seemed simple enough. She would go to a hospital in a nearby city, the organ would be removed and she would get 110,000 rupees ($1,000). No one needs two kidneys...

UN General Assembly adopts resolution on organ trafficking

UN for WebsiteUnited Nations | 8 September 2017
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General Assembly Adopts Texts Including on Human Organ Trafficking Prevention, Indigenous Peoples Enhanced Participation in United Nations

The General Assembly, adopting six consensus resolutions today on issues ranging from preventing the trafficking of human organs to enhancing the participation of indigenous peoples in the United Nations work, also took up its own revitalization, committing to enhancing its role, authority, effectiveness and efficiency...

Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations stands up for ethics in tissue donation & eye banking

Global Alliance EyeBank23 August, 2017
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Commodification and Profitization of human materials and ocular services

DICG seeking more info on organ trafficking Iraq

Baghdad Post 10 AugThe Baghdad Post | 10 August, 2017
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18 foreign women arrested in Baghdad over organ trafficking

Baghdad Operations Command announced on Thursday that 18 foreign women were arrested in Baghdad on charges of organ trafficking. A force of the 54th Brigade in the army in cooperation with Organized Crime Directorate succeeded to arrest the gang in al-Yarmouk district. The trafficking of kidneys and other organs is a phenomenon in Baghdad, Insiders said, noting that gangs offering up to $10,000 (£7,000) for a kidney.

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