Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Opportunistic organ-dealing black market thriving off Egyptian poor

In a country where almost half of the citizens live in poverty and inflation continues to cripple the already meager resources of the poor, many Egyptians are selling pieces of themselves to survive, the Los Angeles Times reported on March 13.

The brokerage of human organs is turning into a global trend, with poor people from China to Moldova trading kidneys and livers for the chance to escape their seemingly hopeless situation. In Egypt, the traders set up shop in cafes near clinics and labs, waiting for the desperate to come to them.

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