Buying Hope: Selling Illegal Organs

Director: BBC
Year: 2008
Country: UK
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Organ Trafficking, Documentary

With Scotland's organ donation programme in crisis, BBC Scotland follows one BBC researcher as she becomes Scotland's first altruistic donor, donating one of her kidneys to a complete stranger in a bid to save a life. What she uncovers on her journey is truly shocking - she discovers, and secretly films, people across the UK willing to sell their own organs, and travels to India to look at how the shortage of healthy organs in Europe is having devastating effects in developing countries. (Aired BBC One (Scotland), 09 Jul 2008, 22:45)

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