Organ trafficking: ‘Her heart was missing’

Poverty drives a shadowy global business worth an estimated $50m, but health advocates are fighting back.

The stories are grim and often impossible to confirm: illicit clinics, corrupt doctors and global networks dealing in human flesh.

International organ trafficking is a big business, with an estimated value of $50m in 2008, according to Michael Bos from the European Platform on Ethical Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Organ Transplantation.

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