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Filipino kidneys cheapest in world black market, says NGO

By Jocelyn Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:29:00 03/31/2008

MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino kidneys are the cheapest priced in the thriving global black market in organ sales, according to a non-profit organization against child trafficking.

In calling for the total ban on kidney trade and the revocation of the new national policy on kidney transplant from living non-related organ donor, the Asia Against Child Trafficking said poor Filipinos who sell their kidneys to foreign clients are actually shortchanged.

The organization, represented by Asia ACT regional coordinator Amihan Abueva, disclosed this during a press conference organized Monday by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD).

Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral also joined the group and executives of the Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN) Monday in urging the Department of Health (DoH) to revoke the revised national policy on kidney transplantation and craft a new one that will protect Filipinos from illegal organ harvesting syndicates.

"The living non-related donors that donate their kidneys to foreigners and rich Filipinos are the poor, vulnerable and the marginalized ... and we have the mandate to protect them," said Cabral.

Abueva said that in the Philippines, kidney vendors get a measly $1,500 or roughly P125,000 -- a price 20 times cheaper than those in the United States...

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 01:58:17 AM »
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Kidneys for sale       

What do you do when there is no work? When your children are dying, and you cannot afford to pay a doctor? In the Bagong Lupa slum area in the Filipino capital at least 150 men have chosen to sell one of their kidneys.



By John Einar Sandvand
Manila, Philippines

Marlene Maico was only two years old at the time. Then she fell sick. Very sick - with several diseases at the same time. Her life could only be saved if she was treated properly at a hospital.

    - But I had no money, says the father, 31-year-old Satur Maico. The family lived in a shanty in Bagong Lupa, a large slum area close to the harbor in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.

     Garbage and sewage are floating below the shanties. There is visible damage after a typhon hit a few months earlier, in which many of the families lost their homes. For many people it is a depressing life. There is no work. At least not every day. And when they get something to do, residents say, pay is a meager 3 to 6 dollars.

     In this neighborhood a desparate Maico helplessly watched his daughter on the brink of death. Finally he chose what he considered to be his only alternative: He accepted that one of his two kidneys was removed from the body and transplanted into a man who was willing to pay.

     - I received 70.000 pesos (1750 USD) for my kidney. That is the smallest amount anyone has been paid in this area. But I was desperate and did not have much to negotiate with, says Satur Maico.

     Thus the daughter, who now is six years old, was admitted to hospital. The father could afford the 15.000 pesos fee. And she survived.

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look at them! ang sa katapulan lang jud mangita ug money!

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 03:03:39 AM »
Kiams that is more expensive than the kidneys in India that is only 750 USD...
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