This distressing information was published in 1998-1999, but I just discovered it.
In 1998, the refereed journal Nursing Ethics (vol. 5, 6) published “Children Sold for Transplants: medical and legal aspects,” which was co-authored by:
- Ulla Fasting, Nurse Clinical Development Coordinator, Viborg Hospital, Viborg, Denmark.
- Jan Christensen, Danish Working Group for Children, Amnesty International.
- Suzanne Glending, Save the Children, Denmark.
18 years after the article was published, its “Abstract” was posted online on August 19, 2016 (source: Sage Journals):
Over the last few decades there has been a substantially higher percentage of successful organ transplants but also a significant imbalance between the demand for and the supply of organs, creating the basis for a highly profitable black market trade in human organs. Sometimes there are reports that children have been kidnapped, only to reappear later lacking one kidney, or that they simply disappear and…
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