Nancy Scheper-Hughes

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If you would be willing to ask a living person to sell his or her kidney to you, be aware that you enter a moral, social, ethical and political gray zone. While it may mean that you wouldn’t have to resort to organ waiting lists and dialysis treatment in the event of kidney failure, you’d be putting the seller and yourself at risk.

Be aware that the sale of organs has damaged the families of sellers and their communities — in Syria, India, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Brazil, Egypt, the Philippines, Turkey and wherever political refugees wash up on the shores of Europe.…  Seguir leyendo »