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Nov 03, 2011 Refugees face organ theft in the Sinai

QUOTE: Bedouin smugglers involved in people trafficking are also believed to be stealing organs from refugees who are unable to pay their demands for large amounts of cash to take them into Israel.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Dec 16, 2010 Flirty Models Were Hired in Bid to Find Bone Marrow

QUOTE: the recruiters were actually flirtatious models in heels, short skirts and lab coats, law enforcement officials say, asking passers-by for DNA swabs without mentioning the price of the seemingly simple procedure. And the registry, Caitlin Raymond International, was paying up to $60,000 a week for the models while billing insurance companies up to $4,300 per test.

New York Times
Sep 13, 2009 U.S. Cost-Saving Policy Forces New Kidney Transplant

QUOTE: Although the government regularly pays $100,000 or more for kidney transplants, it stops paying for anti-rejection drugs after only 36 months.

New York Times
Jul 23, 2009 2 N.J. Mayors Arrested in Broad Inquiry on Corruption

QUOTE: The mayors of Hoboken and Secaucus, two state assemblymen, five rabbis and dozens of others were rounded up early Thursday as the F.B.I. swept across New Jersey and Brooklyn as part of a two-year corruption and international money-laundering investigation...

New York Times
Jun 22, 2009 A Transplant That Is Raising Many Questions

QUOTE: Waiting times for a liver vary in different parts of the country, and people who can afford to travel are free to go to a city or state with the shortest wait and bide their time until they have reached the top of the list.... It is even conceivable that someone could go to the time and expense of registering for the waiting lists of several transplant centers around the country.

New York Times
Dec 19, 2008 Doctor Cleared of Harming Man to Obtain Organs

QUOTE: trying a lesser-used technique known as donation after cardiac death, which involves removing a patient from life support before extracting organs....the jury issued a statement with its verdict saying the case illustrated a “desperate need” for clear policy on cardiac death donations.

New York Times
Oct 03, 2008 Undead Babies:The retreating boundaries of organ harvesting.

QUOTE: Stop redefining death. Let's accept that we're taking organs from living people and causing death in the process.

Mar 03, 2008 Doctor accused of hastening death for patient's organs

QUOTE: A respected California transplant doctor faces charges he hastened a comatose man's death to retrieve his organs -- a far-reaching case that could impact the nation's organ donation industry.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Feb 27, 2008 Surgeon Accused in Death of Patient to Get Organs

QUOTE: In what transplant experts believe is the first such case in the country, prosecutors have charged [a New York surgeon], with prescribing excessive and improper doses of drugs, apparently in an attempt to hasten Mr. Navarro’s death to retrieve his organs sooner.

New York Times
Jan 28, 2008 Huge Lawsuit Could Change Handling of the Dead

QUOTE: [A new law suit] argues that the next of kin, not the state, should make decisions on how to dispose of organs no longer needed for testing, and that denial of such a right violates the Constitution's promise of due process.

Washington Post
Apr 04, 2007 States Revising Organ-Donation Law: Critics Fear Measure May Not Go Far Enough to Protect Donors

QUOTE: The revised model law is the latest in a series of initiatives by transplant advocates to boost the number of organs available for the more than 95,000 Americans on waiting lists. Organ banks have also been aggressively promoting a controversial practice that allows surgeons to take organs from patients who are not brain dead, more than doubling the number of such donations in the past three years.

Washington Post
Jun 06, 2006 Second Opinion : As the Use of Donor Sperm Increases, Secrecy Can Be a Health Hazard

QUOTE: Should any donor produce so many children, when they will be scattered far and wide, making it harder to recognize a pattern of illness...Birth parents of some of those children have begun questioning sperm bank practices, particularly the anonymity of donors and the extensive use of some of them.

New York Times
Aug 25, 2004 Cutting in line for organ transplants: Texas man's efforts to get liver undermine system

QUOTE: One might argue that the system worked and a young man’s life was saved. Except that in this case, the system did not work — the fact that Krampitz received a liver is unethical because he got his by cutting in line.

Feb 23, 2003 A Miracle Denied: A teenager's death after two sets of transplants raises questions of procedure and ethics

QUOTE: Jesica had her surgery on Feb. 7. And so the story should have had its happy ending, except that Jesica got the wrong organs...The hospital's once gleaming reputation has taken a beating.

Time Magazine
Jan 21, 2003 Some Body Is With Me:The Author Falls Knee-Deep Into the Tainted Tissue Controversy

QUOTE: [The FDA]...linked human tissue processed by Georgia-based CryoLife Inc. with the death nine months earlier of a Minnesota college student after reconstructive knee surgery.

Washington Post
Jan 20, 2002 Lack of Oversight in Tissue Donation Raising Concerns

QUOTE: Though an industry group sets voluntary guidelines, most tissue banks are not members and many set their own guidelines...tissue may be obtained by poorly trained technicians who may not keep it germ-free.

New York Times
Sep 17, 2001 THE ETHICIST: Blood Ties

QUOTE: It is not giving blood -- or emergency supplies or money -- per se that is the ethical obligation; it is less a matter of what you do than that you do.

New York Times
Jun 09, 2001 Organ Exchanges Push Boundaries: New Tactics to Attract Living Donors Raise Issues of Ethics and Altruism

QUOTE: Give your kidney to a stranger and move your loved one close to the head of the line of people waiting for a cadaver kidney.

Washington Post