Miami Dade College, North Campus, the Law Center and the Multidisciplinary Academic Learning Lounges (MALLs) recently came together to host “Organ Trafficking: Turning a Blind Eye.” This presentation explored the global issue of human organ trafficking, an illegal trade that has been steadily on the rise in many parts of the world. During the conversation, led by Dr. David Tushaus, J.D., attorney, global social justice advocate and professor at Missouri Western State University, students and members of the community had an opportunity to learn about the stark realities of the human organ trade, which generates an estimated 10,000 black market operations annually, according to the World Health Organization. Dr. Tushaus addressed the socio-economic and legal implications of organ trafficking, as well as the impact on recipients, who are mostly from developing nations. Dr. Tushaus was a Fulbright-Nehru scholar to India, and has published and presented this work internationally at many institutions and conferences in India, Nepal, Turkey and the United States. This event is just one example of how MDC continuously works to maintain a strong global connection, shedding light on social issues that affect individuals in our community and around the world.
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