You Are Priceless, Your Organs However…


(From HBO website) Tales from the Organ Trade explores the controversial practice of black-market  organ trafficking: from the street-level brokers who solicit kidney donors, to the rogue surgeons who perform the operations; from the impoverished donors willing to sacrifice a part of their bodies for a quick payday, to the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their lives.

Tales from the Organ Trade airs on HBO Monday, November 4, 2013 at 9PM

Resources to learn more about the ethics for organ transplants:

Global Bioethics Initiative

The Initiative helps inform local, state, national and international policy debates about global issues in medical and biotechnological sciences through collaboration with NGOs and UN departments, bodies and agencies.

United Network for Organ Sharing

This non-profit organization links all members of the organ procurement, transplantation and histocompatibility communities in the U.S.  It administers the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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