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How Much Is Your Body Worth on the Black Market?
Organs and tissue are used for millions of transplants and medical products yearly. The traditional path for a transplant is a waitlist, but with thousands of people dying before they make it to the front of the line, some take matters into their own hands.
The Organ Trade:
Every year 100,000+ people join the waiting list for heart, kidney or liver transplants.
1/2 die on the waitlist.
Some resort to illicit means.
Organ trade is illegal in every country except Iran.
Yet over 2 million products derived from human tissue are sold in the US yearly.
Welcome to the Red Market
Blood, bones, and organs:
Of the 106,879 known transplanted organs in 2010 (still only 10% of the global transplant need).
up to 1/10 were from black market organs.
Body parts the living can sell:
$337 per pint of blood.
-Blood farming is the horrible act of siphoning blood from prisoners for profit.
$70 for ten inches of hair.
-Sri Tirumala Temple in southern India is home to many pilgrims who shave their hair for the god Vishnu. As they leave the hair is gathered and sold.
Men s hair is reduced to an amino acid used in baking goods.
Women s hair is turned into wigs and weaves.
The most valuable part of your body sells for a high of $23,000 per gram. You can donate bone marrow, but it s illegal to sell it.
Eggs: $12,400 per IVF cycle in U.S.
Egg donation is legal, but some choose to avoid hospital fees and buy eggs illegally or abroad.
Surrogate Wombs: $20,000-30,000 in India, $80,000-150,000 in the U.S.
Fertility Clinics are legal in India and the US, but on the coercive red market you can find a mother much cheaper.
Make up 75% of the global organ trade due to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems. 
 Theoretically, your body is worth up to $45 million dollars
(But that s only if you could harvest every usable chemical and part from it.)
Corneas: $24,400 implanted
Hearts: Legal $997,700
Livers: Legal $557,100
Kidneys From U.S. $262,900
Ligaments and Bones A few thousand dollars, depending on which one.
Skin $10 per square inch
Sources of Body Parts:
1.) Donated by Family, Friends
2.) Charities, non-profits
1.) Looted Graves
2.) Crooked morticians
3.) Paid donors (often very poor)
4.) Executed prisoners
5.) Live prisoners
6.) Blood Farms
Your body s worth a lot on the black market. But isn t it worth a lot to you, as well?