Costa Rica – Organ trafficking exposed

Costa Rican police have arrested a doctor for organ trafficking. Dr Francisco Jose Mora, a prominent nephrologist, is allegedly the key figure in a large-scale transnational racket, linked to Israel and Eastern Europe. According to the Mexican newspaper El Universal, two Israelis had paid a Costa Rican and a Nicaraguan US$6,000 to obtain two kidneys that were transplanted in a Costa Rican private clinic. The newspaper reported that a woman donor had died on her way back from Israel after a transplant. The arrests shines a light on the dark side of the Costa Rica’s booming medical tourism industry which it is known for world wide. Transplant tourism is an elegant disguise for what is really the illicit trafficking of organs.]]>