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iran's kidney market

Tags: iran, economics

Iran has the world’s only regulated kidney market

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2322914/
  • demand for organs has always exceeded supply, especially due to diabetes and hypertension
  • already appears to be booming in turkey, russia, and south africa
  • Iran used to pay for its citizens to have transplants (mostly in united kingdom), but the costs balloooned for people with end stage renal diease
  • illegal for anyone to have “middle men” in iran
  • anecdotal stories of people “touring” their kidneys in iran