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Organ trafficking is continuing to rise

Organ trafficking is a problem that is continuing to rise. More than 114,000 organs are transplanted annually worldwide. However, not all are altruistic. Thus, it is estimated that 5% to 10% of kidney transplants are the result of commercial transactions. To that end, a Convention against trafficking in human organs, adopted by the Council of Europe, will try to find solutions for this serious social problem (The Lancet 383; 2187-2189, 2014). Click here: Convention original text

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