The Cost Of Your Body Parts On The Black Market


There is no doubt that the human body is one of the most incredible creations on this planet. From intricate design to seamless function, the human body is our vessel, and we get only one. For the majority of us, we strive to live healthy lives and take good care of ourselves so that our bodies can last as long as possible. Unfortunately, not everyone is granted with good health, and often, people are in need of transplants because of injury, disease, or organ malfunction.


Because many people die from health ailments, harvesting their organs isn’t always an option. Sometimes those who die from horrific accidents can have their organs harvested if there is no damage. But, more often than not, hospitals are forced to dive into the black market in order to get these life-saving organs. So how much does the average human body cost?


Well, we’re looking into the hundreds of thousands. Some body parts are more expensive than others. There is a running joke with real origins about walking through the black market, being knocked out, and then waking up in a tub full of ice with a missing organ or two. Unfortunately, this joke is a very real reality. Whether people are trying to make money, or save someone’s life, coming across body parts isn’t as easy as heading to your local grocery store. How much does a hand and forearm cost? Well, about $385. In 1999, the first successful hand and forearm transplant was performed. These particular body parts are in high demand as military veterans are often returning home with missing limbs and want to live a normal life again.

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