- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: August 10, 1999
Kidneys for cash? Investigative Reports researches the bizarre world of the "organ trade".
The world is fast approaching a crisis in organ transplants. Annually, 64,000 Americans wait for a new organ, and 4,000 die every year for lack of a suitable transplant.
ORGAN TRADE: LIFE AND DEATH FOR SALE follows the emerging organ market around the world. While people in the U.S. wait for the gift of an organ, in countries like India organs can be bought--and sometimes people don't wait for one to be sold! INVESTIGATIVE REPORTSTM interviews women who have sold their kidneys and one man who claims to have had a kidney stolen! Then, the attention to the U.S. system, which is handicapped by a scarcity of donors. The cases of two people waiting for a transplant offer a personal view of the crisis. Finally, medical experts offer their opinions on whether it is possible to create a safe and regulated system, and if so, how.