In court testimony, a man stated that he paid $32,000 (25,000 Euros) for a kidney transplant on the black market. The man, a Polish citizen, paid a doctor from Turkey to do the operation. After paying the $32,000 in cash, the operation took place in Kosovo.
Migrants in the country first pay human smugglers $2, 500 to be smuggled into Israel or Western countries. Once at the first stop in Sudan, the migrants become victims of kidnapping and ransom as they are told to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to be released. If the migrants are unable to pay the ransom, they become victims of organ trafficking as their kidneys are taken and sold on the black market.
According to law enforcement reports from around the world, organ traffickers generally sell a kidney bought on the black market for 15 times to the recipient. Most organ traffickers purchase a kidney for $10,000 and sell it to the patient who is receiving the organ for $150,000.
According to a report by CNN, Bedouin human smugglers drug victims and cut out their organs for sale to doctors in Egypt. The doctors and hospitals pay up to $20,000 for the black market organs.
A kidney trafficker convicted in the United States was selling kidney transplants to customers for $120,000. He was paying the kidney seller in Israel $10,000 for their kidney.
An estimated 250 to 300 people in Bangladesh sell their organs for money in the country each year.
The number of people who have been arrested for organ trafficking in South Korea decreased over 4 years. In the first six months of 2011, police arrested 1 person on charges of organ trafficking.
A person selling their kidney on the black market in Kenya can receive $650 for their organ, according to published reports. When a kidney transplant takes place in a real hospital, the cost for the operation can cost up to $20,000.
Police in Bangladesh arrested two organ traffickers after they reportedly purchased kidneys from poor villagers at prices between $2,000 to $3,000 (150,000 to 200,000 Bangladesh Takas).
Organ traffickers from China paid people in Vietnam $2,410 (40 to 50 Million Vietnamese Dong) for their kidney, along with all travel and medical expenses. The traffickers themselves were paid $483 (10 Million Vietnamese Dong) for each kidney that they were able to obtain.