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9 Oct 2017 11:28 AM EST

The 96,559 candidates on the US kidney transplant waiting list have to wait an average of 5 to 10 years before they receive a donated kidney. This has caused some of them to take to shadier methods. According to, several people have been participating in “transplant tours,” in “countries like China, Pakistan, or India for often poorly regulated and illegal operations.” On average 10,000 illegal “black market” operations happen every year.

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