1. Organ trafficking is an illegal practice often undertaken by mafia-like networks that remove tissues or organs from living or deceased persons. This trafficking is often at the expense of poor people or occurs in under-developed countries.
2. In 2012, 68’073 people were waiting for a kidney transplant in Europe. Each day, 12 people on a transplant waitinglist die because of the lack of available organs (Newsletter Transplant 2013, EDQM).
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Quelle: 1. Int. Expertenforum Transplantation und Menschenrechte der IGFM in Bern