Prices of substitute body parts in selected countries

This statistic shows prices of selected substitute body parts in the United States, China and India, for medical-surgical purposes. At the present time, around 130,000 U.S. dollars have to be paid for a heart in China, while the same transplantation would cost approximately one million U.S. dollars in the United States.

Prices of selected substitute body parts in the U.S., China and India (in U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

August 2011



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Supplementary notes

* No exact year/date for the prices are given in the source. This statistic is considering the fact, that a smaller part of the global body part/transplantation market is illegal, and that regulations in some countries are less accurate.
** Prices for kidneys and pancreas in China are maxima.

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