Illegal organ trade on the rise
Dr. Samadi weighs in
- Duration 2:50
- Date May 29, 2012
Dr. Samadi weighs in
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Don -- yeah.
-- -- This is a frightening new health -- went into that brings you just came out according to the World Health Organization.
Organ transplants were performed in 2010.
And it's estimated that 10% of those.
Performed using black market organs and it's a lot -- here.
That it sounds believe -- joining us right now to weigh in on this growing problem.
Is Fox News medical aid Cheever doctor David's body did you -- our business is okay so.
It a black market.
Or -- -- like for instance the most common his kidney yet but their liver eyes for instance exactly what is that.
Well you know that it's all about the demand and supply now we know diabetes is on the rise in the country so more more people are really need to give his kidneys.
Because of the limited sources a -- -- -- going to countries such as India and China Philippines to get this kind of -- so what has happened is because of poverty.
A lot of people are selling their organs for maybe 2003000.
I'm in the Arab there's a black market where these gang dealers are taking the -- is setting them for hundreds of thousand dollars.
Unfortunately there are some Americans that are also going there.
To get this kind of -- is outside the -- transparent system that's kind of like they're there -- tourists.
-- places right they have created these resorts they call them as -- tourism.
Where you go in and you know basically just pay and without the kind of system that we have over here.
And you get to -- now it's it's very -- that you -- -- -- and it's exactly right here what we have is a great system because setting some of the older in this organized in the gulf.
You got to wait your turn it doesn't matter how much money you have what your status as an example Dick Cheney exactly right -- for awhile even waited about a year year and have to get these organs so.
It's a very fair system and there are also have to look at every organ to make sure it's a right match.
It's absolutely goes -- system and then they do it.
We don't know what we're getting over there and the rate of complications are rare heart.
And also the World Health Organization is telling everyone.
That even the people that are selling their organs to have 86% deterioration of their health there's -- there issues afterwards.
This is the big concern that we weren't just wanna make sure that people are well aware of this and -- what they're getting themselves into.
My guy got a heart transplant six months ago and how he got his his heart pretty fast.
Because he was deteriorating so quickly that's how it works here in the united absolutely the worst ones the worst situations get -- the organs first.
Yes they look at all of that but this that there is no such a system over there would be impact and mostly -- -- countries.
This has become a huge business I don't lot of people unfortunately taking advantage of other people's -- misfortune.
And it hasn't resulted in aren't really bad complications are careful good information -- stock I was at a Shiite majority are ready you.