reply to post by Bassago
This is, of course, utterly disgusting. The people responsible for removing these people from their home nations, and taking their organs FOR MONEY
AND FOR NO OTHER REASON ought to be rounded up and summarily executed in the slowest and most harrowing manner possible.
And the people who purchased these organs for sick family members, or even themselves? I have only this to say to these people. My heart goes out to
every one of them, because I cannot imagine what it would be like to have a relative seriously sick to the point of requiring a transplanted organ or
marrow. It must be a terrible burden to carry psychologically. However, as hard as this may be to accept, there are right ways to do things, and there
are wrong ones, and requiring another individual to die, just so that you or a loved one can have a few more years, or even a full and long life, is
not morally acceptable, no matter what your heart tells you to the contrary.
In addition, there are significant risks to using organs which have been harvested as part of a criminal enterprise. The sort of people who would be
prepared to maim and kill a "donor" in order to make money, will not think twice about using poor practice during the removal of organs, or indeed
their storage during transportation. You think having your burger dropped on the floor is a problem? Try your brand spanking new liver!
There are, of course, reasons that people turn to organ traffickers, and illegal enterprises such as those detailed in the OPs linked article. One of
the foremost among them, is the enormous gulf between the supply and demand for these organs. Solutions to this particular issue are beginning to come
to the fore now, with three dimensional printing waiting in the wings, and the possibility of growing organs from stem cells also waiting to make an
entrance into front line medicine. However, these are some way off, in terms of being able to immediately begin to make new kidneys, liver, lungs,
hearts, and so on and so forth, and pass regulatory testing to ensure their safety.
I think this particular type of crime is one of the most exploitative that there has ever been on this planet, because it exploits those at both ends
of the supply chain. Those who practice it, offer money in exchange for life at one end, and demand money in exchange for life at the other. Anyone
who could consider that manner of manipulation, just to acquire for themselves vast wealth, cannot be considered sane, cannot be considered HUMAN. It
is capitalism at its most foul, that these wretches have found a way to trade even the beats of a human heart for currency.