Black Market Trade in Human Organs


Player #111, a doctor, agrees to remove transplant organs from deceased players so that staff members could sell them on the black market. As in many other countries, selling transplant organs is illegal in South Korea. Instead, organs are typically donated by live donors when possible or by families after a relative passes away. Such a prohibition is equivalent to a price ceiling of ₩0 (note: ₩ is South Korean won – currency) on human organs. In 2019, there were 32,560 potential organ recipients on Korean waiting lists. Of these, only 1,612 patients received an organ donation.


Thanks to Amel Ben Abdesslem for identifying this clip!

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