There are more than 100,000 people right now waiting for an organ transplant in the Unites States alone. Organs are very, very in demand. And fresh organs on the black market are reaching new heights in prices. Medical doctors, criminals and politicians all play a role in the organ trafficking, taking them from those who can’t defend themselves and selling them to those who can offer the most money. Here are ten alarming facts about organ trafficking.

High Kidney Demand

Every tenth transplanted kidney comes from organ trafficking.

Organ Markets

The reports of the World Health Organization claim that the illegal trade in kidneys has grown so much that more than 10,000 black market organ trafficking operations happen each year.

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