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Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Nancy Scheper-Hughes
In a HARDtalk programme first broadcast on 28 October, Stephen Sackur talks to Nancy Scheper-Hughes world renowned expert on the global trade in human organs.

There is a worldwide shortage of human organs available for donation. Every year thousands of people die waiting in vain for a kidney transplant.

This mismatch of supply and demand has created a growing, usually underground, trade in human organs from living donors.

Stephen Sackur asks Professor Scheper-Hughes “What is wrong with people selling body parts they can apparently afford to lose?”

HARDtalk is broadcast on BBC World News at 03:30, 09:30, 14:30, 18:30 & 21:30 GMT

HARDtalk can also be seen on BBC News at 04:30 & 23:30 GMT

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