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Filipino poor sell kidneys to survive

By David Edwards
Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:11 EDT
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(AFP) The Philippines is listed by the World Health Organisation as an organ trafficking “hotspot”. Thousands of poor Filipinos living in slums or rural areas have given up a kidney in exchange for a few thousand dollars.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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