This was written in 2007, the topic is making headlines now. This also featured recently with the hospital in the UK that saw the end of little Alfie Evans’ life, they had allegedly been involved in the collection of organs. Our world and humankind just get uglier.
The Deadly Trade of Child Organ Trafficking
Saturday 20 January 2007
By Prakriiti Gupta Srinagar, Asharq Al-Awsat-
The horrific killings of 19 children and women in the Indian slum of Nithari, close to the affluent area of Noida on the outskirts of India’s capital, Delhi, has brought into focus the horrific trade of human organ trafficking that is claiming the lives of thousands of children worldwide. There is huge demand and a market for body parts especially eyes, hearts and kidneys belonging to children. Estimates indicate that at least one million children have been kidnapped and killed in the past 20 years for organs. A kidney or eyes can fetch up to US $10,000 and a heart could cost US $50,000 or more. Estimates
further indicate that money laundering in this deadly trade accounts for up to 10% of
the world’s GDP, or as much US $5 trillion. As a result, the black market for children’s organs is expanding and more and more children are kidnapped and killed.