Now that we have looked at the two major problems of the black market organ trade we can now look at two of the major causes. The first major cause is money and the second major cause is laws.
Let’s begin with money first. When you get a transplant whether it be legal or illegal you have to pay a price for it. An article states that kidneys are the most expensive at $262,000 followed by the liver at $157,000 next is the heart at $119,000 is only a tenth of the price of having one done in the U.S. which costs around one million dollars.
The second major cause of the black market organ trade is the laws we have in place. In the previously mentioned Guardian article, Louis Noel a World health Organization official states