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Kidney and bladder health

18 October 2010

Doctors charged for kidney trading

Three Ukrainian doctors have been charged with removing kidneys from victims of human trafficking for sale to wealthy foreigners for up to R1.3 million per kidney.

Three Ukrainian doctors have been charged with removing kidneys from victims of human trafficking for sale to wealthy foreigners for up to $200,000 (about R1.3 million) per kidney, Ukraine's interior ministry said.

"(Each of them) came back home without a kidney, thus becoming disabled," the ministry statement said.

 

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