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  • BioEdge: Costa Rican organ trafficking exposed
    to determine compatibility According to the Mexican newspaper El Universal two Israelis had paid to a Costa Rican and a Nicaraguan US 6 000 to obtain two kidneys that were transplanted in a Costa Rican private clinic The Costa Rican newspaper CRHoy reported that a woman donor had died on her way back from Israel after a transplant The arrests shines a light on the dark side of Costa Rica s booming medical tourism industry Costa Rica is known worldwide for its transplant tourism Roberto Tanus president of the Transplant Society of Latin America and the Caribbean told El Universal Everyone knows what we are talking about here Transplant tourism is an elegant disguise for what is really the illicit trafficking of organs MORE ON THESE TOPICS Costa Rica organ trafficking This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/costa_rican_organ_trafficking_exposed/10567 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Rica s IVF ban challenged Costa Rica given another extension on IVF Jared Yee 04 June 2011 Comments tags Costa Rica IVF International pressure to force Costa Rica to legalise IVF Michael Cook 18 December 2010 Comments tags Costa Rica human rights IVF Government is resisting Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Costa+Rica (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Five convictions for Kosovo organ trafficking
    done in 2008 The donors were recruited from eastern European and Central Asian countries with fees of about 15 000 Euros The recipients mostly Israelis paid 100 000 Euros The donors were cast adrift after the removal of organs without proper medical care or any medical attention like waste EU prosecutor Johnathan Ratel told the media The case has international ramifications The EU prosecutors were unable to extradite two of the main suspects in the Medicus case named after the clinic where transplants took place a Turkish transplant surgeon Yusuf Sonmez and the alleged mastermind an Israeli named Moshe Harel The Serbian media has covered the case closely and has highlighted sensational allegations that Kosovar gangsters with links to high government officials sold organs from Serb prisoners of war during the 1990s Kosovo and Albania have hotly denied these claims MORE ON THESE TOPICS Kosovo organ trafficking This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/five_convictions_for_kosovo_organ_trafficking/10497 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Tales from the Organ Trade
    somebody or to die says says a patient in Ric Esther Bienstock new documentary about the organ trade That is really the choice I m facing Tales from the Organ Trade is a fascinating film which takes a chilling look at the characters in the international black market in organs One is a Turkish surgeon Dr Yousef Sonmez who has done thousands of transplants He is wanted by Interpol for involvement in a racket in Kosovo but Turkey refuses to extradite him MORE ON THESE TOPICS organ trafficking This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST READ Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study Should we get rid of race in genetics

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tales_from_the_organ_trade/10474 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: “Don’t let them put you under!”
    on line at http www aetv com coma And Koreans must have similar anxieties The Traffickers is a recent thriller about organ trafficking Korean honeymooners take a cruise ship to China where the wife is kidnapped by Chinese gangsters There is lots of screaming and creepy music Director Kim Hong sun was inspired to make the movie after the tragic 2009 case of a newlywed Korean woman s disappearance in China I saw a news article about the discovery of the body of the kidnapped wife with all her organs taken I thought it was utterly shocking and searched for related articles it was just terrifying he said It is not clear from the public relations material but the film may have links to the Falun Gong a banned Chinese meditation group which claims that the Chinese government has killed its members and sold their organs Korean Movie Stars from The Traffickers by NTDTV MORE ON THESE TOPICS films organ trafficking This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/dont_let_them_put_you_under/10225 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Chinese police arrest 127 in organ trafficking bust
    profits from the transactions which had endangered the health of the suppliers and placed a heavy financial burden on the recipients The suspects usually used fake identities to recruit healthy candidates from the internet and put them under secret confinement separated from the outside world a Ministry of Security statement said About 1 5 million Chinese are said to need organ transplants but only around 10 000 are performed annually due to a lack of donors The gap has generated an organ trafficking industry which seems to flourish even though the sale of organs was declared illegal last year London Telegraph Aug 5 MORE ON THESE TOPICS China organ trafficking This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/chinese_police_arrest_127_in_organ_trafficking_bust/10192 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Israeli sentenced in first US organ trafficking conviction
    who were involved in various forms of corruption Prosecutors said Rosenbaum advertised in Israeli newspapers for donors After he arranged a tissue match he helped the donors and the recipients concoct a cover story describing them as close relatives so that hospitals would think that it was an altruistic donation which is legal rather than a commercial transaction which is not He charged a fee of about US 150 000 He was recorded bragging that he had organised many such deals A black market where the moneyed sick can buy replacement parts from the less fortunate is not only grim it apportions lifesaving treatments unfairly insults donor dignity and violates the law said prosecuting attorney Paul J Fishman NJ Star Ledger July 11 MORE ON THESE TOPICS organ trafficking This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/israeli_sentenced_in_first_us_organ_trafficking_conviction/10166 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    The Lancet calling upon governments to adopt a new paradigm of self sufficiency so that patients stop seeking illegal and unethical organ transplants in remote parts of the world but return home for complicated medical care Every year about 100 000 patients have organ transplants but many more are on waiting lists Affluent patients become impatient go abroad and buy organs on the black market Trial opens for 7 Kosovars in organ trafficking case Jared Yee 15 October 2011 Comments tags Kosovo organ trafficking The trial of seven Kosovars accused of participating in an international organ trafficking ring opened recently Organ trafficking on the rise in Korea Jared Yee 23 September 2011 Comments tags Korea organ donation organ trafficking organ transplants 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 on a Korean website reads along with a phone number Are desperate Somalis selling their organs Michael Cook 08 September 2011 Comments tags Kenya organ trafficking Somalia Kosovo s leader to be investigated over organ trafficking allegations Jared Yee 01 September 2011 Comments tags Kosovo organ markets organ trafficking An American diplomat is to investigate whether Kosovo s prime minister was involved in trafficking organs from murdered Serb prisoners Bangladesh nabs kidney trafficking gang Jared Yee 01 September 2011 Comments tags organ trafficking Bangladeshi police have uncovered a major organ trafficking ring that has allegedly persuaded up to 200 people to sell their kidneys for cash China to crack down on illegal transplants Jared Yee 13 August 2011 Comments tags China organ trafficking organ transplantation organ transplants China s Ministry of Health will crack down on illegal human organ harvesting and transplants a statement on the ministry s website said last week Egypt cracks

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/organ%20trafficking/P20 (2016-02-18)
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