Sunday, September 27, 2009

London Times reports on ads to sell kidneys

Despite the headlines, it isn't clear that they found any actual cash-for-kidney transactions, or the infrastructure to support them, but the willingness is there: Cash-strapped sell their kidneys to pay off debts.

"British victims of the credit crunch are offering to sell their kidneys for £25,000 or more to help pay debts, an investigation by The Sunday Times has revealed.
At least a dozen adverts have appeared on the internet offering kidneys for sale from British “donors”. Five of the sellers corresponded with undercover journalists, who posed as friends and relatives of sick patients to negotiate sales."
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"Both men said they wanted to help those in need of kidney transplants at the same time as relieving their financial difficulties. A leading doctor said the phenomenon highlighted the need for a public discussion of the issue of selling organs.
Professor Peter Friend, a former president of the British Transplant Society, said: “The West has outlawed it for all sorts of good reasons, but the result is it goes underground. It is really important to have a debate.” Nearly 7,000 people in the UK are waiting for kidney transplants and 300 died last year while on the waiting list.
Offering to sell an organ in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is an offence under the Human Tissue Act even if the seller is planning to travel to another country for the transplant operation. "

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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starhorse said...

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Anonymous said...

I want donate my kidney my blood B and no smoker, no alcohol, and no drugs contact: bintangputih53@yahoo.co.id

Anonymous said...

Hello!
I am a 35 year old Hungarian man and sell one of my kidneys!
Email: zolcsi01@yahoo.com

andrei adrian said...

I want to donate a kidney for an amount of money, we have rh + blood group A2 ...... my phone is 0039/3895067934, because I live in Italy.my email is yguana_20@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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