Experiencing any hardships lately? Many of us have different sets of problems – some are minor, while some are serious enough for us to make dire decisions. However, there are those who are severely unfortunate in life that they resort to drastic measures in order to solve their problems. Well, specifically, the “problems” I’m referring to has something to do with money.
All over the world, we learn about different news regarding how people drastically act on something just because they are in a dire situation, and the reason why they did such an outrageous thing is because they lack money, and they desperately need or want to have, accomplish or fulfill something that only money can buy.
If you are on these people’s shoes, are you willing to sacrifice one of your kidneys just to buy something that you think you really need or want?
India, according to Wikipedia, is #3 on the top three list of organ trafficking nations.
A 32-year-old mother of three agreed to sell her kidney because her family was “drowning in debt”. Feel free to read “Wives fall Prey to Kidney Trade” for the full story.
Probably the most popular and recent news regarding someone selling their kidney is about the 17-year-old high school student in China. He agreed to sell his right kidney just so he could buy an iPad 2. Feel free to read my post “My Kidney for an iPad2?…. Deal!” for the full story.
Yep, sad to say, but my very own country is involved in this human organ trafficking shame. One Filipino willingly sold his kidney so that he can provide for his wife and children. Feel free to read “Philippines cracks down on illegal kidney trade” for the full story.
The video below tells about some instances in the Philippines why they sell their kidneys – for reasons such as: just to buy their very own house, or buy a jeep for livelihood, etc.
If you can understand Tagalog (Philippine dialect), then this three-part documentary will surely open your eyes to what’s happening in the Philippines when it comes to the subject of the illegal selling of kidneys.
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