Organ theft

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Organ theft was considered a belief and a popular urban legend topic that an organized scheme exists to steal human organs for the purpose of transplantation and being sold to the highest bidder. However, there are some cases that have been proven to be real, with reported incidences in India and China of such criminal activities.[1][2]

Organ theft in Kosovo has been widely reported.,[3][4][5]

See also[edit]

  • Coma 1977 novel by Robin Cook
  • Coma 1978 film, based on the aforementioned novel
  • Snakehead, an Alex Rider novel in which the title character is kidnapped and sent to a facility for organ theft in the South East Asian jungle


  1. ^ The Ethics of Organ Transplantation (Advances in Bioethics) by Wayne Shelton, Emerald Group Publishing Limited; 1st edition (February 1, 2001), P.329
  2. ^ "Kidney racket busted in Gurgaon". The Times of India. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
  3. ^ Chuck Sudetic, Carla Del Ponte, La caccia: Io e i criminali di guerra, Feltrinelli, Milano, (2008), ISBN 88-07-17144-9
  4. ^ |newspaper=Balkan Insight |date=14 December 2010
  5. ^ |title=United Nations Document |