8 Jun 2021

Forced to sell a kidney: Desperate Afghans give up their organs to survive

It’s an illegal trade in human organs which preys on people so desperate for money they’re willing to take the risk. In Afghanistan, the sick are so desperate for a life-saving transplant, they’re willing to pay the cost. And in the hospitals which carry out the operations, no-one is asking too many questions.

We’ve met one family where five out of six brothers have sold a kidney. And we should warn you, there is distressing testimony in this report.

Credits: Director: Tamana Ayazi; Camera: Jordan Bryon; Producer: Leslie Knott; Editor: Clementine Malpas