Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: organ trafficking

  • Corruption and organ trafficking in Egyptian medicine

    Hossam Reda Ghalab Tanta, Egypt   A scar left on a kidney trafficking victim. Healthcare for the indigent in developing countries often leaves much to be desired. Organ trafficking is rampant, its prevalence rising alarmingly and for some constituting a thriving business. In Egypt, each year hundreds of poor Egyptians sell their kidneys and livers…