- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
With scientific breakthroughs leading to improvements in health, an increasing demand for human tissue, blood, organs, eggs and embryos has led to a market in body parts and human surrogates. Journalist Scott Carney traveled the world investigating this ‘red market’ trafficking of human parts and bodies, ranging from the selling of anatomical skeletons to the kidnapping of children in third world countries sold to orphanages supplying western adoption agencies. Sadly, even when this exchange is regulated, those who sell their organs and tissues profit least from this lucrative industry. Scott Carney has written a courageous expose of this underground trade, discussing ethical dilemmas that may affect all of us in the future.