Human Organ Trafficking Subject of Termini Lecture

Lawrence Cohen, a medical anthropologist, will deliver the 2010 Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Room 204 of the Architecture Building

Dr. Cohen will discuss “The Kidney Comes to India: What Transplant Scandals Teach Us about India and the United States.” He is with the University of California at Berkeley and co-founded an organization that documents allegations of sale and theft of human body parts

Organ trafficking has been denounced by all international medical and human rights groups. Still, with the United Network for Organ Sharing reporting in early March a waiting list of 106,414 in the United States alone, there is an increasing unregulated market. In India, a kidney can bring $1,000 to its donor.

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