Conversations With Kidney Vendors in Pakistan: An Ethnographic Study
Zaman, Riffat Moazam
Jafarey, Aamir M.
Hastings Center Report 2009 May-June; 39(3): 29-44
In theory, a commercial market for kidneys could increase the scarce supply of transplantable organs and give impoverished people a new way to lift themselves out of poverty. In-depth sociological work on those who opt to sell their kidneys reveals a different set of realities. Around the town of Sarghoda, Pakistan, the negative social and psychological ramifications of selling a kidney affect not only the vendors themselves, but also their families, communities, and even the country as a whole.
Adverse Effects; Attitudes; Commerce; Donors; Family Members; Incentives; Interviews; Kidneys; Living Donors; Motivation; Organ Donation; Organ Donors; Physician's Role; Psychology; Poverty; Questionnaires; Remuneration; Socioeconomic Factors; Sociology of Health Care; Kidney Transplantation; Donation / Procurement of Organs and Tissues; Economics of Health Care;
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