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Producer: Rajan Zaveri
Location: Gorakhpur, India
Distributor: AOL On, SH YouTube
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India’s blood banks, which can only accept donations legally from family members and close friends, need almost twice as much blood as they receive in donations. This means Indians often have to rely on illegal blood traders who hang outside of hospitals ready to sell blood. Doctors often must use the illegally-donated blood to save their patients’ lives.