AND THE GLOBAL ORGAN TRADE
Of course, organ traffickers do their best to remain in the background when presenting their cynical business model to surgeons and middlemen.Their illicit activities are rarely exposed, and convictions are even less common.
Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Canada are examples of the former, while China, India, the Philippines, Egypt and Moldova are exporting nations.
"We see the limitation, the restriction of their movements…. In some cases, we have seen people being warehoused where they cannot move until the operation is complete," says Ratel. "The false promise of payment only comes about after the surgery, and these persons, in my opinion, are cast aside like so much chattel."