O TRGOVINI LJUDSKIM ORGANIMA

1006, 2007

Organ Trafficking – Myths and real Threats

Prim. mr. sc. dr. Igor Povrzanović
THE DONOR NETWORK OF CROATIA

 

Where there is demand, there is a market!

 

The transplantation of organs is mostly based on organ procurement from deceased persons, but due to organ shortage, transplantations are performed from living related and unrelated donors. Whereas in cases of cadaveric organs, misuse and trade are a mixture of mere imagination and unfounded statements, organ procurement from living donors can initiate discussions on diverse misuse and a world-wide black market. Although there are almost no such examples in Europe, it would be reckless to ignore facts on organ trade in the world. And this in fact will be the topic of my report.

 

It is understandable that the large discrepancy between the demand and the limited offer leads the patients to search for organs, and numerous impoverished individuals are motivated to sale for profit. The need for organs from living donors is even more accentuated in countries where cultural or religious factors make the procurement of organs from deceased persons more difficult.

 

The sale of organs is an act of despair and hopelessness – an individual must not put his life in danger in order to save […]

609, 2002

BAJKA O KRAĐI ORGANA

Američki časopis “Reader’s digest” u jednom od svojih izdanja donio je najistaknutije slučajeve otmica i ubojstava u svijetu, za koje se tvrdilo da su motivirani krađom i trgovinom organima. Uključuju izvještaje  Odbora za ljudska prava UN-a, organizacije Liječnici bez granica,  Svjetske zdravstvene organizacije i dr., u kojima se otkriva da nijedan od tih brojnih medijski prezentiranih  slučajeva nema konkretnu potvrdu  ili dokaz. Prema nalazima te temeljite pretrage  za žrtvama i ubojicama “Reader’s digest” nazvao je taj članak  bajkom o krađi organa. (Nađa Berbić, Novi list, Rijeka)

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