Dr. Monir Moniruzzaman presented his research on human organ trafficking at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Science during the Summit on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism this April. Dr. Moniruzzaman hopes that bringing increased attention to black market organ sales will reduce this “form of slavery that exploits bonded laborers, migrants and refugees fleeing the genocide in their countries, executed prisoners, minors – the destitute and the excluded.” One method for combating organ trafficking is increasing the number of legitimate organ donations, as this reduces the overall demand for organs trafficked on the black market.
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(Featured Photo by Kurt Stepnitz, 2013)