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By Susanne Lundin

ISBN-10: 1137539852

ISBN-13: 9781137539854

ISBN-10: 1349568228

ISBN-13: 9781349568222

During this publication, Susanne Lundin explores the murky international of organ exchange. She tracks exploited farm staff in Moldova, prosecutors in Israel and surgeons within the Philippines. using detailed resource fabric she depicts a quickly transforming into organ industry characterised via either complex scientific expertise and human trafficking.

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And Shlomi, a career criminal, was a specialist in locating poor people and promising large sums of money for their organs. One of them was Ahmed. He is one of the nineteen Israeli sellers whose organs the ring sold. Ahmed is a mildly learning-disabled boy who was seventeen when he came in contact with the Glub brothers. His hope was that the money for his kidney would contribute to supporting his family. It was easy, therefore, to win his trust, and no persuasion was needed. The transplant took place shortly after that.

You might call it a ‘tradition’ to close your eyes to the rules and regulations and take substantial pay,” says Amihan. The bank statement I had seen on Bassam Kandaleft’s desk at the North District Prosecutor’s Office in Nazareth confirms her statement. It showed that the Glub brothers’ Best Medicare Inc. had repeatedly transferred large sums to Abad’s private account. Dr. Abad is a key person in the international organ trade, and one of those who are making the Philippines a convenient way station in the rotten trade.

The success of the business transactions and the organ trade depends, of course, on exploiting people who are poor. It also depends on making use of an established medical conceptual apparatus. These concepts show how the organ rings see the people who sell their kidneys. And how they treat them. I have been doing research for many years around the interplay between medicine and culture. Medical technologies like assisted reproduction, xenotransplants where cells and organs from animals are transferred to human beings, or totally ordinary transplants deeply affect our biological self.

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