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.