The world was horrified last year when it hit the headlines that desperate refugees trying to cross the Sinai Desert were having their organs snatched while still alive by ruthless doctors.
The demand for donated organs in wealthy nations is rising much faster than the supply of organs donated through traditional means can meet, leading to a small but growing number of people living in poverty who sell their vital organs on the black market.
According to the WHO's 2012 report, over 10,000 cases of the illegal sale of transplant organs is registered all over the world every year, and that figure is constantly rising. About 75% of all transplant surgeries are kidney surgeries, the demand for which is the highest on the black market, since it is the only organ that can be transplanted from a live donor.
The operation was jointly conducted by 18 provincial police authorities in late July, who also rescued 127 organ suppliers, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security today.
By Cao Yin
BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- Experts called on Sunday for authorities to improve hospital supervision to prevent the trade and trafficking of human organs.
Police announced on Saturday that 137 suspects had been caught in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking.
Chinese police said Saturday that 137 suspects had been arrested in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking, amid intense pressure on finding sufficient donors through official channels.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Chief Secretaries of the four provinces to take adequate measures to shun ill practice of trafficking of human organs by adopting existing laws.
The court summoned the details of smuggled organs till 1st August besides directing the Chief Secretaries to implement the existing trafficking laws with letter and spirit and submit the report of all districts in the next date of hearing.