Why Does Kidney Trafficking Happen?
Part 4 of 5
It’s simple economics: supply and demand.
Every month, 3,000 new patients are added to the waiting list. Organ donations cannot keep pace with demand. Every day, 13 Americans die waiting for a kidney transplant. When people are desperate to watch their child graduate from college or walk down the aisle, it’s shocking to think what people will consider doing in order to live. Even buying an illegal kidney. Read more here.