Philippines health officials: No kidneys for foreigners

AP/Yahoo News, April 29, 2008
Foreigners will be banned from receiving kidneys for transplant in the Philippines to prevent the country from becoming a major Asian center in the black market. Extensive kidney trading involving impoverished Filipinos and prisoners has been reported by the media in recent years. China and Pakistan, among the world's biggest sources of kidneys, have taken steps to outlaw the sale of human organs, and foreigners may be prompted to turn to the Philippines, said health officials.

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