Colombia’s organ trade: Evidence from Bogotá and Medellín

@article{RogerLeeMendoza2010ColombiasOT,
  title={Colombia’s organ trade: Evidence from Bogot{\'a} and Medell{\'i}n},
  author={PhD Roger Lee Mendoza},
  journal={Journal of Public Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={375-384}
}
AimThis quantitative study seeks to determine why the underground organ commerce exists and thrives in Colombia, and how it responds to global donor shortages, public opposition and government initiatives to curtail it. Policy lessons and insights from the Colombian experience in organ donation and transplantation are identified in this study.Subjects and MethodsStatistical random samples of 169 living and paid Colombian donors (or vendors) were apportioned between the key organ supplier cities… Expand
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