Organ Trafficking

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Organ Trafficking

  1. 1. Organ Trafficking Michael Joon Priya Shethna Travis Smith Jason Kang
  2. 2. statistics,solutions,illegal harvesting
  3. 3. Recent news current events
  4. 4. Picture of harvest operation
  5. 5. Brazil <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Israel
  7. 7. South Africa <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Iran <ul><li>Iran: Kidney sales are legal and regulated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. India <ul><li>The Indian government tried to stop illegal organ transplants with a 1994 law that criminalizes organ sales but allows for &quot;unrelated kidney sales,&quot; a loophole that has led to corruption. Nonprofit organizations in the area claim the trade is rising now that it has gone underground. </li></ul>
  10. 10. China <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ETHICS /TRAFFICKING <ul><li>Life or Death decision </li></ul><ul><li>Dead or Nearly Dead? Two Case Studies </li></ul>
  12. 12. Case Study #1 <ul><li>32 year old male </li></ul><ul><li>Unresponsive after accident </li></ul><ul><li>Antidote for muscle relaxants… </li></ul><ul><li>What next? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Case Study #2 <ul><li>32 year old woman in coma after childbirth </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilator for 3 days, unresponsive </li></ul><ul><li>Too much inflation </li></ul><ul><li>Real? </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Rich…. <ul><li>The case of Mickey Mantle </li></ul><ul><li>Rich receive preference, “wallet biopsy” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Legalization of Organ sales <ul><li>Who is selling their organs? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of legalization outweigh risks </li></ul>

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