The Hidden Global Market for Human Organs
Thursday, July 10, 2014
University of California-Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes has spent her career tracking and fighting the illegal trade in human organs. Scheper-Hughes, co-founder and director of Organs Watch and an adviser to the World Health Organization, has visited African and South American dialysis units, organ banks, police morgues, and hospitals, investigating this black market. Ethan Watters talks about the hidden global market in human flesh and about Scheper-Hughes’s work tracking and fighting it. He’s author of the article "The Organ Detective" in the July/August issue of Pacific Standard magazine.