How much is your body worth on black market
An international medical website Medicaltranscription.net released an infographic, pricing organs on the black market with a horrific title “You’re worth more dead than alive.” This shows the reality of the growing human organ market.
It says kidney is most expensive at $262,000; the liver comes next with $157,000, followed by a heart, costing $119,000.
The others are small intestine at $2,519, coronary artery and a pair of eyeballs at $1,525 each, gall bladder at $1,219 and skull with teeth at $1,200. It is said that the scalp is priced for $607, spleen and stomach $508, hand and forearm $385, a pint or about 500ml of blood for $337 and skin per square inch $10.
Asked why a black market for body parts exists, it answered that about 113,100 individuals are currently waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S. alone. “In 2011, 14,144 organs were donated but every day, 18 people die waiting for an organ transplant.”
“Over the past 25 years, about 1,700 dead human bodies have been reported stolen,” it said. “They are worth more than $6 million when they are traded on the black human organ market.”
Netizens replied that they are shocked that the world is so corrupt. “I don’t know why kidney is so expensive,” “We can donate kidney as we have two,” “If organ trade is legal, its prices would go down” and “It’s interesting the liver is that expensive” were among comments by netizens.