posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:31 AM
The demand is certainly there,
organ transplantation over the last decade has created shortages in organ supply that have reached crisis levels
The logistical problem is the rub. The time window is
[A] few hours' time, the typical time window necessary in organ donation
1) Move recipient to Iraq for transplatation there. Q: Are there working decent medical facilities in Iraq somewhere? electricity, water, meds,
2) Keep the donor alive on life support till harvest and immediate organ flight to recipient. Means someone is footing the bill to keep them
3) Ship living donor to recipient's transplant location.
Cutting organs out of already dead bodies doesn't sound credible.
Are there enough rich [and/or desperate enough] people not dependant on somekind of health insurance to support this? It would have to have a pretty
fair profit margin for people to engage in it.
Honestly it sound easier to kidnap or negotiate with some faceless slum dweller in the recipient's home country that has been checked out to be
disease free and compatible. War zones are hard to navigate. Although I am guessing STDs are not rampant in Iraq, so that would be a plus.