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How Much is Your Body Worth on the Black Market?

How Much Is Your Body Worth Biäck on the Market? Organs and tissue are used for millions of transplants and medical products yearly. The traditional path for a transplant is a waitlist, but with thousands of people dying before they make it to the front of the line, some take matters into their own hands. Waiting List Every year 100,000+ people join the waiting list for heart, kidney or liver transplants. The Organ Trade Waiting and Waiting for .. 3,391 1,656 50 Heart Lung Heart/Lung Intestine 252 95,240 1,199 2, 113 15,763 116,900 Kidney Pancreas Organ trade is illegal in every country except Iran. Yet more than two million products derived from human tissue are sold in the US yearly. Kidney/Pancreas Liver Total One-half of those on the waitlist die before their turn comes up. Some resort to illicit means. Welcome to the Red Market Blood, Bones, & Organs- Body parts the living can sell: Of the 106,879 known transplanted organs in 2010 (still only 10% of the global transplant need), up to one in ten were from black market organs. Hair Blood $337 per pint $70 for ten inches • Blood farming is the horrible act of • Sri Tirumala Temple in southern India is home to many pilgrims who shave their hair for the god Vishnu. As they leave the hair is gathered and sold. • Mens hair is reduced to an amino acid used in baking goods. • Womens hair is turned into wigs go siphoning blood from prisoners for profit. and weaves. Bone Marrew $23,000 per gram! • This is the most valuable part of your body. You can donate bone marrow, but its illegal to sell it. Surrogate Womb Éggs $20,000-30,000 in India, $80,000-150,000 in the U.S. Fertility Clinics are legal in India and the US, but on the coercive 'red market you can find a mother much cheaper. $12,400 IVF cycle in U.S. per Egg donation is legal, but some choose to avoid hospital fees and buy eggs illegally or abroad. Kidneys $200,000 Theoretically, 75% of the global organ your body is worth • Make up trade due to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems. $45 million! up to (But thais only if you could harvest every usable chemical and part from it.) Body parts from the dead: a. Corneas-$24,400 implanted b. Skin-$ 10 per square inch c. Skeletons-$2,993-$5,500 d. Hearts-Legal $997,700; Illegal $ 119, 000 Ь- C-- P- e. Livers-Legal $557,100; Illegal $ 157, 100 f. Kidneys-U.S. $262,900; China $62,000; India $ 15,000 g. Ligaments and Bones-A few thousand dollars, depending on which one. Legal • Donated by Family, Friends Charities, non-profits Scurces Illegal ‚of Body Parts Sources • Looted Graves • Executed prisoners Live prisoners • Blood Farms • Crooked morticians • Paid donors (often very poor) Your bodys worth a lot on the black market. But isnt it worth a lot to you, as well? Brought financedegreecenter.com to you by CITATIONS www.swide.com/art-culture/current-affairs/selling-your-body-how- much-are-your-organs-worth-on-the-black-market/2013/01/27 www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/human-corpses- harvested-in-multimilliondollar-trade-20120717-2278v.html www.transplantliving.org/?module=Ddata&trend=Dwaiting-organ-state www.npr.org/2011/06/10/136931615/blood-bones-and-organs- the-gruesome-red-market?share%=Demail www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/red-market-excerpt/ www.well.com/-justpat/bodyparts.pdf www.theguardian.com/world/2012/may/27/kidney-trade-illegal- operations-who www.wired.com/magazine/2011/01/ff_redmarkets/all/

How Much is Your Body Worth on the Black Market?

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It's illegal to sell organs in every country save Iran, yet millions of transplants happen yearly, and only some of the organs are donated. Welcome to the infamous "Red Market."

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