Re-visiting one of our classic posts on the ethics of transplant tourism – or ‘organs for sale/ steal’
Now that’s a mighty long title – for a very small section of medical tourism, which alternates in generating world-wide headlines and being swept quietly under the rug.
Bathtub full of ice
Everyone has heard ‘urban folklore’ regarding the unwary/ drunken/ duped young man who goes looking for sex, and wakes up in a bathtub full of ice.. Conventional wisdom is that these tales serve as a modern-day fairy tale with an underlying moral message. In this case – cautioning young people against the vices of alcohol/ drugs and anonymous/ promiscuous sex.. If only the truth were really just such a cautionary tale. But, as readers know, the truth is considerably darker – involving the exploitation and even outright murder of citizens around the world to feed the organ trade.
(For the first-person account from a Chinese doctor involved in organ harvesting, click here. )
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