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Human Organ Trade

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Human Organ Trade

Human Organ Trade

Human Organ Trade

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Police in South Africa are investigating an elaborate and illegal scheme to trade in human organs. The transplants were performed in Africa, but the donors were brought in from the slums of Brazil. Host Neal Conan and guests examine the black market in human body parts.

Guests:

Michael Wines
*New York Times Johannesburg bureau chief

Arthur Caplan
*Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
*Author, Ethics and Organ Transplants (Prometheus, 2002)

David Kaserman
*Professor of Economics, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
*Author, The U.S. Organ Procurement System: A Prescription for Reform (AEI Press, 2002)