Commercial transplantation in Pakistan

Noorani, M.A.
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1378
Academic Journal
The author reflects on a substantial number of poor people in Pakistan who donate their organs to acquire much needed cash. The author suggests that the people donate the organs to get cash and to meet the constantly increasing demand for organs from wealthy transplant tourists who come to the country for inexpensive transplants. The author argues that the practice can be dangerous for transplant patients and that it is an issue that must be dealt with urgently and rationally.


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