Transplant Trade (2004)
True Vision TV, Ltd. Productions
Despite condemnation of organ marketing, shortages of transplantable human organs in Westernized countries and desperate financial need in developing countries, have led an increasing number of Westerners to purchase life-sustaining organs from strangers in other countries willing to sell their body parts (their most valuable asset). The program covers the truly international nature of the trade and commerce in organs with filming in England, India, Israel, the United States, South Africa, and Brazil. Donors, recipients, those waiting for transplants, organ brokers, transplant physicians, and Nancy Schepper Hughes, an American medical anthropologist trying to outlaw the trade are interviewed. See companion website at http://www.channel4.com/health/microsites/T/transplant_trade/index.html
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