July 7, 2022

Tales from the Organ Trade

“If I can’t find a donor in this country I have to decide whether I’m willing to take on my soul the ethical burden of purchasing a kidney from somebody, or to die,” says says a patient in a new documentary about the organ trade. See the trailer.

“If I can’t find a donor in this country I have to decide whether I’m willing to take on my soul the ethical burden of purchasing a kidney from somebody, or to die,” says says a patient in Ric Esther Bienstock’ new documentary about the organ trade. “That is really the choice I’m facing.” Tales from the Organ Trade is a fascinating film which takes a chilling look at the characters in the international black market in organs. One is a Turkish surgeon, Dr Yousef Sonmez, who has done thousands of transplants. He is wanted by Interpol for involvement in a racket in Kosovo, but Turkey refuses to extradite him.

Michael Cook
Creative commons
organ trafficking