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Media alert: Tales from the Organ Trade (HBO Nov 4th)

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A Canadian filmmaker has produced a documentary entitled “Tales from the Organ Trade.”  It examines organ trafficking allegations in several countries.  It features a Canadian transplant candidate who seeks a transplant overseas from a compensated donor, as well as allegations of illicit transplants in countries such as the Philippines, Moldova, Israel and Turkey.  Not known whether there are any significant mentions of the United States, but the advance materials issued thus far have not addressed the U.S. to any major degree.

 The film has been shown at some documentary film festivals already.  HBO will air it beginning November 4.

 They have released a short trailer for the film on YouTube: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYprLPJSxQg

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