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  • Police suspect the poor targeted in kidney transplant racket

    Times Of OMAN, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Police in Mumbai said they suspect a criminal gang which preys on poor people for their organs is behind a kidney transplant racket at a top hospital, the latest such case in India where a shortage of organs is fuelling a black-market trade.

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    • Mumbai police suspect poor targeted for organs in kidney transplant racket

      Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

      Police in Mumbai said they suspect a criminal gang which preys on poor people for their organs is behind a kidney transplant racket at a top hospital, the latest such case in India where a shortage of organs is fuelling a black-market trade.

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      • Why it is difficult to cut out organ black-marketers

        The Hindu BusinessLine, Friday, July 8, 2016

        It was during a visit to a Chennai colony over 20 years ago that one became painfully aware of the disturbing practice of organ trade. The vulnerable residents there, largely living with leprosy, were targeted by middle-men to sell their kidney to individuals who desperately needed one.

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        • Organ Donation- A Noble Donation For Humanity

          HEALTH CARE and DRUGS, Thursday, July 7, 2016

          Don’t take your organs to heaven. Heaven knows we need them here. This popular quote by an unknown author sufficiently sums up the current scenario in the country. A huge gap exists between patients who need organ transplants and potential donors. It's not that there cannot be enough organs to transplant.

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          • Record 21 families donated cadaver organs this month

            The Times Of India, Wednesday, June 29, 2016

            From being a hotbed for kidney racketeers to leading the organ donation drive in the country, Tamil Nadu over the past eight years has transformed into an ambassador of the cadaver transplant programme. This month, the state recorded another high: 21 families donated organs of their braindead relatives - the highest in a month since 2008.

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            • India Police Probe Trade in Human Organs

              THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Tuesday, June 14, 2016

              Earlier this month, a woman marched into a police station in India’s capital to file a domestic-abuse complaint and then made another allegation: that her husband was involved in illegal organ-trafficking.

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              • India’s dire need for organs still fuels a deadly trade

                The National World, Sunday, June 5, 2016

                India is rightly proud of its status as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. But there is another, less admirable label that refuses to go away. Despite the country’s best efforts to eradicate the black market trade in human organs, India retains a reputation as an easy place to buy a kidney.

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