Here is the price of organs on the black market.
The poor are those who are tempted to sell one of his kidneys on the black market. In some cases, donors were recruited and flown to other countries for their organs in the operating room. In 2003, sellers of kidney network was found illegal in South Africa.
The donors are recruited mostly from the shanty town in Brazil and flown to South Africa for their organs. The compensation given between $ 6,000 to U.S. $ 10,000. The brokers in South Africa could reach U.S. $ 100,000 with selling it.
One of the major cases in the United States involving an oral surgeon in New York named Michael Mastromarino. He opened a service called Biomedical Tissue Services with a makeup artist named Joseph Nicelli bodies in 2000.
Over many years, this duo harvest human tissue from the body from the funeral home and sold to research facilities. These syndicates exposed after plundering the organ’s Alistair Cooke, famous journalist in the United States, in 2005. Both the seller of this organ finally was arrested and charged with various crimes.
Organ is a system of cells and tissues that perform specific tasks and functions decline with age. For example, the heart of people over the age of 20 years can pump blood more than 10 times the amount of blood required, and the ability to decline due to aging. Lung and kidney function are also getting weaker over time, as well as other organs.
Disease or genetic problems can also destroy a particular organ, while the whole body remains relatively healthy. In many cases, to improve body function properly, needs to replace the damaged organ with a healthy organ. Unfortunately, organs are not easily obtained. In April 2008, there were more than 98,000 people waiting for organ transplants.
Although many lives were saved by organ donation, there are many people who died while awaiting organ availability. On average, there would be about 106 people waiting for organs every day and 18 people die every day because they do not get a donor organ.
If you want to know how many organs can be sold on the black market, the following is a list of prices as reported by Gizmodo, Monday (04/25/2012).