How much is your kidney worth?
In Turkey the prized organ fetches around €2,300, an Indian or Iraqi kidney enriches its former owner by a mere €800, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates the going price on the black market to be about €4,000.
But when you consider that wealthy clients will later pay well over €100,000 for the kidney, this massive profit margin would appear to guarantee a lucrative future for the international trade in human organs if it continues unchecked.
Irish Health: The Rise Of ‘Transplant Tourism’
Should organ sales be legalized and regulated instead of relying on voluntary donations?
July 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Birth tourism – related?