Impact Of Globalization On Organ Trade

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Social differences also account for the desperation-inducing situations many donors find themselves in. Scenarios such as social class and wealth have increased the predicaments of kidney donors. Cohen classifies the problems of organ donors in India under ‘debt’ and ‘poverty’ respectively, a statistic agreed to by Scheper-Hughes, who states that the global organ trade market abuses the despondency of those in need. This has resulted in desperate pleas and offerings of body part sales even in local publications (Scheper-Hughes 30; Zora 1). Debt, profit, and ultimately globalization motivate the organ trade, but the consequences of the sale of body parts rarely diminish after the procedures are over—debt remains an issue for the poverty-stricken,