Global Demand for Human Body Parts

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As a result of the global demand for healthy human body parts for transplantation that far exceeds the numbers available, the commercial business and black market forms of human body trading and the trafficking of human organs and tissues has skyrocketed. Illegal organ trading nets more than $1 billion each year. The extremely profitable business of selling human body parts has made those involved disturbingly complacent about the unethical ways human bodies are being treated during and after the death process. Organ Harvesting is directly related to human and child trafficking, and transplant tourism, where human body parts are bought, sold, and traded by any means necessary, with no questions asked about where and how the body part was taken. The demand for Kidneys has reached epidemic levels in the United States, as when people are desperate they are willing to take desperate measures. As a result desperate people are going to the black market and unwittingly conspiring in the stealing of organs, often taking them out of victims without their consent. In addition to unscrupulous doctors and organized criminals, people are commonly murdered for their organs, and most times it is in the poverty stricken areas, where trafficked children or those that are severely underprivileged are exclusively targeted for their organs.

What makes this even more painful to consider as a complete waste of resources, is the high rate of rejection in transplanted organs. Transplant rejection occurs when transplanted tissue is rejected by the recipient's immune system, which destroys the transplanted tissue. Whether or not the organ is rejected, the fact is that a person with a transplanted organ will be a major medical consumer of immune suppressing pharmaceutical drugs for the rest of their life. When putting such outrageously high price tags on the quality of life and wellness, while treating human bodies as inanimate objects to be traded back and forth as commodities, the constitution of humankind is violated.

The Body Brokers

In the highly profitable market for human bodies, almost anyone can dissect and sell the dead for parts. When people believe that they are helping advance medical studies by leaving their bodies to science, they are actually donating their body to commerce, the buying and selling for parts. Many donor services are businesses that attracts poor people that cannot afford funeral costs, so they donate the body of their loved one. The donor industry model hinges on access to a large supply of free bodies, which come from the poor, many of whom cannot afford funeral costs because they paid for expensive medical treatments for their deceased family member.

Many body brokers pay hospitals, hospices and morticians referral fees to solicit customers, to sell the idea of donating the body. There is a big market for dead bodies combined with little to no regulation or public awareness, so this is an area being aggressively exploited with damaging effects. As an example an American donor company makes 27 million in revenue by recruiting body donors through funeral homes, hospices and online ads. And to ensure the quality of body parts being sold and to maximize profits, they used the same production methods and quality control model developed by Ray Kroc, who built the fast food empire McDonald’s. The human body is being treated like a commodity in the fast food industry, an assembly line of production of body parts that feed the predators that exist both in the physical plane and elsewhere. Here is an article for reference. [1][2]

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Violating Laws of Nature

Organ Transplantation