Tara - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
The following link is to a great story done a little over a year ago about the epidemic of human organ trafficking, what was once though to be an urban myth is now a reality.
For years the Chinese were the top transplanters of "donated" organs in the world. Which is so odd because in their religion, one must go to the other side completely intact. It was discovered that over 20,000 people a year are executed by firing squad and then their organs were harvested for sale.
So here's the link http://www.newsweek.com/2009/01/09/not-j...
It's a long one, but certainly worth the read.
If you or your child were facing death before a transplant was available where you live, would you accept a "questionable transplant" and pay up to $50000 for it, or would you maybe travel somewhere. (there are actual travel agencies who will book your whole deal, surgery, hotel stay., air fare etc.) and have a transplant done in another country paid for with cash?
Or would you wait and hope or pray that one comes in before you die.