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Inside the Illegal Hospitals Performing Thousands of Black Market Organ Transplants Every Year for $200,000 a Time

(Daily Mail) – Vulnerable, desperate and undergoing risky surgery in filthy hospitals, these are just some of the patients being exploited by the black market organ trade. Donors regularly put their lives on the line for just ($5,000) £3,000 from unscrupulous gangs who then sell on the body parts for up to $200,000 (£130,000) a time. In India, where these pictures were taken, around 2,000 people are thought to illegally sell their kidneys each year.

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