Presentation (Project) Title

Underground Organ Trade

Mentor Information

Holly Donahue Singh (Judy Genshaft Honors College)

Presentation Format

Event

Abstract

This project dives deep into the issue of human trafficking, and more explicitly, organ harvesting. Organ trade is a vital issue that occurs all around South Asia, and it does not seem to be halting anytime soon. The project talks about why people harvest organs and what are their motives such as money and power. Other matters that are covered are the pathways of organ trade in South Asia, how the process happens and what are some trends that can easily be noticed such as who goes through this process and where. The project also highlights trends at the macro scale and narratives about transplant experiences. Other topics include the laws regarding this issue and how often are they upheld, or if there even enough laws to protect the people. Another topic covered in the project is the other side of organ transplants, which is who gets them and the rise of transplant tourism. This is all supported by stories from victims and statistics provided by a few other research articles. The last topic that is covered in the project is solutions and what to do next. This issue is immense, however, there are solutions presented, and the project reviews them and picks out flaws or supports them. There is no single solution, however, some can relieve some of the intensity of the issue.

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Underground Organ Trade

This project dives deep into the issue of human trafficking, and more explicitly, organ harvesting. Organ trade is a vital issue that occurs all around South Asia, and it does not seem to be halting anytime soon. The project talks about why people harvest organs and what are their motives such as money and power. Other matters that are covered are the pathways of organ trade in South Asia, how the process happens and what are some trends that can easily be noticed such as who goes through this process and where. The project also highlights trends at the macro scale and narratives about transplant experiences. Other topics include the laws regarding this issue and how often are they upheld, or if there even enough laws to protect the people. Another topic covered in the project is the other side of organ transplants, which is who gets them and the rise of transplant tourism. This is all supported by stories from victims and statistics provided by a few other research articles. The last topic that is covered in the project is solutions and what to do next. This issue is immense, however, there are solutions presented, and the project reviews them and picks out flaws or supports them. There is no single solution, however, some can relieve some of the intensity of the issue.