It is the stuff of urban legend. Unsuspecting tourist wakes up in a bathtub full of ice with a terrible pain in his back – the victim of kidney thieves. It is a myth, but it does highlight the darker side of a life-saving medical science – organ transplants and the trade in black market organs.
Debra Budiani-Saberi, Ph.D., Director and Founder Coalition for Organ- Failure Solutions (COFS). Research Associate, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania.
Denis Campbell, Editor and CEO, UK Progressive.co.uk
- More than 100,00 registered on wait-list for organ donations in the US
- Denis Campbell says "opt-out" program for organ donation would help resolve the organ shortage program