Price Received for Selling Organ in Costa Rica

During the first six months of 2013, immigration officials in Costa Rica identified 20 cases of human trafficking within the country. 9 victims were trafficked for sexual exploitations, and 7 were victims of organ trafficking. People who sold their organs in Costa Rica received $20,000 for their organs and were transported to Israel for the… Continue reading Price Received for Selling Organ in Costa Rica

Price to Buy a Kidney in Pakistan

A Canadian woman traveled to Pakistan in order to purchase a kidney transplant. The woman told the CTV News that she paid $10,000 for the operation. After returning to Canada, the kidney she received failed and later exams found that the kidney was no longer functioning. (More prices of organ trafficking and illegal kidney transplants.)… Continue reading Price to Buy a Kidney in Pakistan

Cost for Illegal Ultrasound and Abortions in China

Due to the one-child policy in China and a cultural preference for boys, there is an illegal industry of providing ultrasounds and abortions to women once it is determined that the unborn child is a female. It is illegal in China to have an ultrasound in order to determine the gender of the baby. However,… Continue reading Cost for Illegal Ultrasound and Abortions in China

Transplants Using Prisoner’s Organs in China

An estimated 10,000 organ transplants are believed to take place in China every year, according to various reports. Up to 7,000 organs used in those transplants are taken from executed prisons. The Chinese Government stated that by 2015 it plans to phase out the use of organs from prisoners. China has up to 1.5 million… Continue reading Transplants Using Prisoner’s Organs in China

Price of a Kidney in India, Romania, Moldova and Turkey

According to news reports, the price of a kidney sold on the black market in India is around $1,000 (55,000 Indian Rupees). In India, the prison term for illegally selling a kidney is five years in prison.

In Romania and Moldova, the price to purchase a black market kidney is $2,700. In Turkey, the price of the kidney goes up to $10,000.

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.