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DICG leader contributes to the question of selling one's kidney

Should you be allowed to sell your kidneyGizmodo Media Group | 09 October 2017
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By Whitney Kimball

Should You Be Allowed to Sell Your Kidney?

Giz Asks, talked to bioethicists, disagreeing doctors and the World Health Organization about their opinions...

Organ trafficking from Cambodia to India - bilateral cooperation needed

Kidney trafficking broker faces courtKhmer Times | 20 October 2017
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By Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Kidney trafficking broker faces court

An alleged member of an organ trafficking ring was charged yesterday over a year-long kidney sale operation involving at least 10 victims.

Construction worker Cheoun Thi, 38, of Phnom Penh was accused of unlawful removal of organs with purpose and “the act of selling, buying or exchanging a person”, which includes selling, buying or exchanging organs.

The charges, laid in Phnom Penh Municipal Court, fall under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. They carry a jail term of up to 15 years...

Nigerians warned of increased kidney trafficking

Nigerians warnedBuzzNigeria | 18 October 2017
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By Iheoma Hendy

Kidney Trafficking: Federal Goverment Alarmed Over High Rate Of Practice, Expose Hospitals

The health ministry has written to the Nigerian Medical Association to warn all doctors in relevant specialties to create awareness for Nigerians intending to travel to Egypt for medical attention.

The memo by the Director for Hospital services, Dr Wapada I. Balami for the Minister of Health entitled, "41 suspected illegal human kidney traffickers on the trail in Egypt" raises concern about patients possibly seeking treatment abroad and their doctors referring them to any complicit hospital...

'Kidney for sale': Iran has a legal market for the organs, but the system doesn't always work

Kidney for sale - Iran has a legal market for the organsLos Angeles Times | 15 October 2017
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By Shashank Bengali and Ramin Mostaghim

'Kidney for sale': Iran has a legal market for the organs, but the system doesn't always work

The advertisements are scrawled in marker on brick walls and tree trunks, and affixed to telephone utility boxes, sidewalks and a road sign pointing the way to one of Iran’s leading hospitals.

“Kidney for sale,” read the dozens of messages, accompanied by phone numbers and blood types, splashed along a tree-lined street opposite the Hasheminejad Kidney Center in Tehran.

New ads appear almost daily. Behind each is a tale of individual woe — joblessness, debt, a family emergency — in a country beset by economic despair.

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