The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, by Scott Carney PDF

By Scott Carney

ISBN-10: 0061936464

ISBN-13: 9780061936463

An in-depth file that takes readers on a stunning journey via a macabre worldwide underworld the place organs, bones, and reside everyone is got and offered at the purple industry

Investigative journalist Scott Carney has spent 5 years at the flooring tracing the profitable and deeply secretive alternate in human our bodies and physique parts—a significant hidden economic system referred to as the "red market." From the frightening to the ridiculous, he discovers its assorted varieties: an Indian village nicknamed "Kidneyvakkam" simply because so much of its citizens have offered their kidneys for funds; unscrupulous grave robbers who scouse borrow human bones from cemeteries, morgues, and funeral pyres for anatomical skeletons utilized in Western scientific colleges and labs; an historic temple that makes cash promoting the hair of its devotees to wig makers in America—to the music of $6 million each year.

The crimson Market finds the increase, fall, and resurgence of this multibillion-dollar under­ground alternate via heritage, from early clinical research and glossy universities to poverty-ravaged Eurasian villages and high-tech Western labs; from physique snatchers and surrogate moms to skeleton buyers and the terrible who promote physique elements to outlive. whereas neighborhood and overseas legislation enforcement have cracked down out there, advances in technology have elevated the call for for human tissue—ligaments, kidneys, even rented area in women's wombs—leaving little room to contemplate the moral dilemmas inherent within the flesh-and-blood alternate. At turns tragic, voyeuristic, and thought-provoking, The pink Market is an eye-opening, surreal examine a little-known worldwide and its implications for all our lives.

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