REPORT: Iranians selling body parts to survive — Tehran alley known as ‘Kidney Street’

Posted on September 19, 2019 4:06 pm

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A report released Thursday by an Iranian opposition group exposes the burgeoning human organ trade operating in the Islamic Republic of Iran, where desperate sellers regularly post public ads for everything from kidneys to livers, lungs, bone marrow, corneas, blood plasma and other body parts. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an opposition group operating out of Albania, issued the report “Selling body parts: a tragedy in Iran” to highlight how the country’s high cost of living and widespread poverty is leading many to take drastic measures to survive. “In Tehran, Farhang Hosseini Alley…