When we went through the process of finding a kidney donor, the underground market for kidneys presented itself to us rather quickly. A clear demand with a equally clear supply that doesn't match due to social implications.
But when you are in the position of finding an organ to save your life - an organ that is in surplus, literally, in every person - you quickly wonder why there isn't an easier way to link this vital gap.
That's from our perspective, needing a kidney.
But what about the donor's perspective?
Shmuly Yanklowitz from The Atlantic provides some insight...