Desperation, Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America - InSight Crime | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Reports on organ trafficking are beginning to surface again and partly appear to be linked to the economic turn down related to global financial issues, as well as a need for organ donors.

 

In this report via Insight Crime "Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America" one of the issues raised is a need for passing legislation for minimum penalties for this crime in the countries where the crime originates. Of note a number of Western countries have such legislation already in place- i.e. organ trafficking is illegal.

 

A second report via the New York Times focusing on Eastern Europe can be sourced via- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/world/europe/black-market-for-body-parts-spreads-in-europe.html?pagewanted=all