Organ trafficking and transplant tourism: a commentary on the global realities.

  title={Organ trafficking and transplant tourism: a commentary on the global realities.},
  author={Debra Budiani-Saberi and Francis L. Delmonico},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={8 5},
  • D. Budiani-SaberiF. Delmonico
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
The extent of organ sales from commercial living donors (CLDs) or vendors has now become evident. At the Second Global Consultation on Human Transplantation of the World Health Organization's (WHO) in March 2007, it was estimated that organ trafficking accounts for 5-10% of the kidney transplants performed annually throughout the world. Patients with sufficient resources in need of organs may travel from one country to another to purchase a kidney (or liver) mainly from a poor person… 

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