Organ trafficking increasing - The Korea Times National - Sept 16 - 2011

By Kim Tae-jong

“Everything has been screwed up. My last hope is to sell my kidney or liver. So please call me if you’re interested,” a message reads with a cell phone number attached on a website.

Such desperate pleas for human organ trafficking are often seen on the Internet, especially community sites of patients with liver or kidney failure, although human organ trafficking and related activities including posting such messages are illegal.

A 35-year-old man from Incheon, surnamed Lee, is one of those who decided to sell his kidney to repay part of his debts, after suffering from financial difficulties for years.

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