Need a new kidney? Buy one in Manila


The sale of kidneys feeds a clandestine market that makes huge profits for unscrupulous doctors. In the Philippines, paying donors is completely legal. Offenders are therefore hard to identify and prosecute. Figures show 3,000 to 5,000 explants a year, many of which are destined for international organ trafficking.

The sale of kidneys feeds a clandestine market that makes huge profits for unscrupulous doctors. In the Philippines, paying donors is completely legal. Offenders are therefore hard to identify and prosecute. Figures show 3,000 to 5,000 explants a year, many of which are destined for international organ trafficking.

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