Taking Organs from the Poor
Prof Dato Dr NKS Tharmaseelan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Former President of the Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia & the Malaysian Medical Association
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The recent case of a Malaysian man turning himself into the police after an expose on his organ trafficking activities was published in the UK media, has highlighted once again how the poor are exploited as the source of organs for illegal transplants. We look at the role of poverty when it comes to illegal organ trafficking, and why it is so important to enforce the established ethical guidelines of organ donation.
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Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs & Tee Shiao Eek
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, The Daily Digest, organ trafficking, black market, ethics, ethical guidelines, organ donation,