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Organ Trafficking

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  • 1. Organ Trafficking Michael Joon Priya Shethna Travis Smith Jason Kang
  • 2. statistics,solutions,illegal harvesting
  • 3. Recent news current events
  • 4. Picture of harvest operation
  • 5. Brazil
    • Brazil: A 1997 law makes it illegal to sell organs and tissue and forbids anyone from soliciting them. In 1998, Brazil passed a law making every Brazilian adult an organ donor at death, except in case of special exemption.
  • 6.
    • Israel: While it is now against health ministry regulations to buy and sell organs, one bill pending in the Knesset would make it a felony.
    Israel
  • 7. South Africa
    • South Africa: The Human Tissue Act of 1983 says that no one can receive payment for the transfer of any tissue, including flesh, bone, organ, or body fluid.
  • 8. Iran
    • Iran: Kidney sales are legal and regulated.
  • 9. India
    • The Indian government tried to stop illegal organ transplants with a 1994 law that criminalizes organ sales but allows for "unrelated kidney sales," a loophole that has led to corruption. Nonprofit organizations in the area claim the trade is rising now that it has gone underground.
  • 10. China
    • China: It's illegal to buy or sell organs in China. But a 1984 law allows organs to be transplanted from an executed prisoner if family members don't claim the body right away.
  • 11. ETHICS /TRAFFICKING
    • Life or Death decision
    • Dead or Nearly Dead? Two Case Studies
  • 12. Case Study #1
    • 32 year old male
    • Unresponsive after accident
    • Antidote for muscle relaxants…
    • What next?
  • 13. Case Study #2
    • 32 year old woman in coma after childbirth
    • Ventilator for 3 days, unresponsive
    • Too much inflation
    • Real?
  • 14. The Rich….
    • The case of Mickey Mantle
    • Rich receive preference, “wallet biopsy”
  • 15. Legalization of Organ sales
    • Who is selling their organs?
    • Benefits of legalization outweigh risks

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