Many studies have been done on the amount of people waiting for a kidney. In 2004, a study was done and â€œmore than 3,300 Americanâ€™s died waiting for a kidney transplant. 85,000 people were on the waiting list in the United States. 60,000 of them needed kidneys. The average wait can be five years, says the United Network for Organ Sharing, a nonprofit transplant information clearinghouse in Richmond, Virginia.â€ (Rohter, L. 2004 para 18). Issues do go hand in hand with the rise of the black market though. With the economic downfall, people have had to take matters into their own hands to survive. What better way to do this than to sell peopleâ€™s organs on the black market. People have resulted to desperate measures. Because of the economic downfall more and more people can be seen selling organs on the black market. The fact of the matter is that it is a lot easier to get the organs that are needed quicker and more conveniently then waiting on a list. Less red tape to cut through or less hoops to jump through. There are some pros as well as cons when it comes to the black market.