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India: A Pound of Flesh - Selling Kidneys to Survive

Synopsis
Samantha Grant heads to Chennai in southern India to explore the illicit kidney trade. Travelling between India’s high-tech center of Bangalore and the slums to the south, Grant spoke to government officials, doctors, kidney brokers and donors to try to find out why so many people are still getting paid to give up their kidneys even though a law was passed 12 years ago to heavily regulate the practice.
Series
Rough Cut
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2006
Notes
Broadcast in the USA on PBS in June 2006
Documentation
Related websites giving background and further information and links at http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2006/07/india_a_pound_o.html and http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/07/20/PM200607206.html
Subjects
Development studies; Medical sciences
Keywords
India; kidney transplant; medical ethics; poverty; organ donation

Online availability

URI
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2006/07/india_a_pound_o.html
Price
free, 11 minutes
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Samantha Grant

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD

Distributor

Name

PBS Frontline/World

Web
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/ External site opens in new window

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