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South African doctors charged with involvement in organ trade

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:190
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    The South African medical establishment has found itself at the heart of an international scandal involving the sale and transplantation of kidneys on three continents.

    The donors were mostly poor Brazilians willing to sell a kidney for up to $10 000 (£5400; €8000) each. The recipients were Israelis who paid up to 10 times that amount for a kidney.

    A senior nephrologist, Dr Jeff Kallmeyer, is on trial in Durban facing …

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