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Organ trafficking is a subset of a larger global problem in human trafficking. In our globalized economy, an increasingly disturbing industry has emerged to capitalize on the demand of organ transplantations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), kidney transplants are the most commonly performed with approximately 65,700 renal transplants annually. Ten percent of these transplants are thought to come from commercial living donors, mainly poor individuals in developing nations. "Organ trafficking and its consequences are of grave concern for transplantation and public trust in medical establishments," said ...
In a free market society, would selling organs be an ethical way to supply the high volume of transplant patients? In his lecture, “The Morality of Organ Trafficking,” Westmont professor Mark Nelson, delivered at the University Club in downtown Santa Barbara on April 8, laid out the moral and economic arguments surrounding the idea of an organ market and whether it should be pursued in the United States. Last year in the U.S., according to Nelson, there were 80,000 people waiting for kidney transplants, but only 16,000 operations were performed. There simply are not enough organs to go ... Read More
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