The story behind selling kidneys in Iran

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In Iran is legal to sell a kidney.

The story behind selling kidneys in Iran


Iran is the only country in the world where it is legal to sell a kidney, according to a report in The Guardian which shows how the trade in organs is exploiting the poor and vulnerable.

The so-called Rewarded Gifting Act was passed by the Iranian Board of Ministers in 1997. It offered state compensation of up to several hundred euros and one year of free medical insurance to donors. By 1999, a long waiting list for kidney transplants vanished.

According to The Guardian, the walls outside ...


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