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Pakistan Kidney Sellers Association Chairman, 25-year-old Pakistani Iqbal Zafar and three other villagers, show their scars after they each sold a kidney to pay off debts in Sultan Pur, Pakistan. As the illegal kidney trade gets rampant in Pakistan, the country’s legal experts are giving final touches to a draft law that will curb the dirty business. The money earned by the poor donors is used for a variety of purposes including marriages, house building, loan repayments, drug abuse or simply to have a good time. Many Pakistani hospitals, which provide transplant facilities, have hundreds of donors listed with them, offering a transplant to anyone who can pay 5,000 to 6,000 dollars.
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