Hospital Admits Performing Illegal Kidney Transplants
This is freaky. I remember when this story first broke back in 2003. The hospital denied that it knew anything and that anything even remotely like this was happening.
Basically, poor people, minors in some cases, were flown to South Africa to have a kidney removed. The kidney was then transplanted into wealthy Israelis and the hospital made a cut (no pun intended) of deal.
It is alleged that poor Brazilians and Romanians were paid to donate kidneys to wealthy Israelis.
Netcare said the South African state had agreed to drop the charges against it in return for the guilty plea.
It acknowledged that “payments must have been made to the donors for their kidneys, and that certain of the kidney donors were minors at the time that their kidneys were removed”.