Desperate Business

Desperate Business

Human Organs for Sale

Downloadable Video - 2009
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For someone in desperate need of a kidney transplant, a willing donor holds the key to life. And for someone desperately poor, the opportunity to sell one of their kidneys could mean their family's survival. Though such transactions are illegal, many people, including some doctors and medical professionals, feel that they are justified. In this ABC News program, correspondent Gillian Findlay tracks the ghoulish trade from Israel through Turkey to Moldova. Interviews with patients, doctors, and donors reveal a covert world of desperation and greed. The report also raises the question: do people really want a world in which the sale of human organs is legal?
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2002
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (23 min.) : sd., col., digital
Alternative Title: Human organs for sale

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