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NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Organ Trafficking

Kidney Diagram

A New York City man named Levy Izhak Rosenbaum has recently pled guilty to three counts of organ trafficking.  Additionally, Mr. Rosenbaum pled guilty to a single count of conspiracy to broker an unlawful kidney sale.  This is the first recorded cased of an organ trafficker being found guilty in the United States.

According to reports, the demand for kidneys is far greater than those which are lawfully available for transplant.  It has been estimated that nearly one quarter of all kidney transplants around the world result from illegal organ harvesting.  Unlike other organs, a human kidney may be harvested from a live subject, which is why so many cash strapped individuals in poorer regions agree to sell their kidneys in exchange for cash. Read more…

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