The Deadly Trade of Child Organ Trafficking

Author: Prakriiti Gupta, asharq alawsat, Published on: 20 January 2007

There is huge demand and a market for body parts especially eyes, hearts and kidneys belonging to children...While victims are primarily from Asia, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and Africa, trafficking also takes place in developed countries...In a culture where everything can be bought for a price, it seems as if the children are the ones paying the ultimate price...Latin America, Mexico and Brazil where human organ trafficking has been practiced for decades have the worst proven record of abuses against children for organ transplants...

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