Buy Me a Pound of Flesh: China's Sale of Death Row Organs on the Black Market and What Americans Can Learn from it
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2007
When terminally ill patients in the U.S. face a shortage of transplantable organs, some turn desperately to the international black market. China has capitalized on America's organ shortage by harvesting body parts from its death row prisoners, often without the prisoners' consent, and selling them to American citizens. This comment examines the organ trade between China and the U.S., argues why it must be stopped, and proposes an open market for organ commodification within U.S. borders to counter China's dangerous and inhumane black market.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: organ trade, black market, China, organ commodification, organ saleAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 4, 2008
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