Mrs Smith Reads The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers by Scott Carney, CBR3 #19

Locals say this building in Kolkata, India was once the center of the Indian black market bone trade. They say workers once dried human bones on the roof and cleaned corpses inside.

How much is your body worth to you? How much would it be worth to someone else? What about the constituent parts? A kidney, cornea, heart, lung, blood, bones, hair and if you’re a woman, your eggs? You might not be surprised to learn that when it comes to body parts, selling is cheap and buying is very, very expensive.

In a fascinating look at what has been dubbed the Red Market, Scott Carney spent over four years investigating how human body parts, (and adoptive children as well) are procured, stored, marketed and sold in a surprisingly open, world-wide marketplace.

The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers by Scott Carney 

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