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The Cruellest Cut - Pakistan's Kidney Mafia

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Published on Jul 16, 2007

July 2007
More and more Westerners - including Australians, it appears - are travelling abroad to get transplants, particularly kidneys - currently the world's most sought-after organ. This boom in so-called transplant tourism has caused the World Health Organisation to recently express alarm at the sale of kidneys by poor donors to cater for this surging demand. Manzoor's kidney was his only valuable position. Selling it was meant to cover his debts. But he ended up even further in debt when he developed post operative problems and had to buy medicine.

Produced by SBS/Dateline
Distributed by Journeyman Pictures

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