Conversations with Kidney Vendors in Pakistan: An Ethnographic Study.
The Hastings Center Report 2009, May-June, 39, 3
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In theory, a commercial market for kidneys could increase the scarce supply of transplantable organs and give impoverished people a new way to lift themselves out of poverty. In-depth sociological work on those who opt to sell their kidneys reveals a different set of realities. Around the town of Sarghoda, Pakistan, the negative social and psychological ramifications of selling a kidney affect not only the vendors themselves, but also their families, communities, and even the country as a whole. Until lions have their own "story tellers," tales of a lion hunt will always glorify the hunter.
- Category: Life Sciences
- Published: 01 May 2009
- Publisher: Hastings Center
- Print Length: 55 Pages
- Language: English