Illegal Sales of Organs in 2010

A doctor in charge of monitoring black market organ trafficking for the World Health Organization estimates that there were over 10,000 cases of illegal sales of organs in 2010, a rate of one organ trafficking incident per hour.

75 percent of  the black market in organs involves kidneys.

(Prices of illegal kidney trafficking.)

Source:  Denis Campbell and Nicola Davison, “Illegal kidney trade booms as new organ is ‘sold every hour’,” Guardian, May 27, 2012.