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HBO Documentary Preview: Tales From the Organ Trade [VIDEO] 


What, if anything, do you really know about black market organ trafficking? Who are the street-level brokers and how do they solicit organs? Who are the rogue surgeons who perform these operations? Who is impoverished enough to get rid of an organ in order for some quick cash? And who is the patient desperate enough to break the law in order to try to save their own life?

From HBO:

This 83-minute documentary explores the legal, moral and ethical issues involved in the complex life-and-death drama or organ trafficking. More than a simple black-and-white story of exploitation, Tales From the Organ Trade is a nuanced and complex film that challenges moral and ethical beliefs. It delves into a world where “villains” often save lives and the medical establishment, helpless to its own rules and bureaucracy, too often watches people die. In the best scenario, victims walk away content and safe, and buyers of organs (the recipients) return home with a new lease on life. From Manila to Istanbul, Colorado to Kosovo, Toronto to Tel Aviv, this film spotlights a compelling cast whom fate has brought together, where the gift of life meets the shadow of death.

Tales From the Organ Trade premieres Monday, November 4 at 9/8c on HBO.

Tales From the Organ Trade Preview:

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