It’s Legal To Sell Your Kidney In Iran

The illegal trade in kidneys has risen to such a level that an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually, or more than one an hour, according to World Health Organisation experts..

Patients, many of whom will go to China, India or Pakistan for surgery, can pay up to $200,000 for a kidney to gangs who harvest organs from vulnerable, desperate people, sometimes for as little as $5,000.

Iran, however, is the only country where the buying and selling of kidneys is completely legal. And it turns out it’s a buyer’s market: for those trying to sell a kidney, there is a lot of competition.

Here’s how The Guardian describes the scene:

In order to advertise her kidney, Marzieh has written her blood type and her phone number on pieces of paper and has posted them along the street close to several of Tehran’s major hospitals, home to the country’s major kidney transplant centres.

Others have done the same. Some have written in big letters or in bright colours to attract attention; some have sprayed their information on the walls of public or even private properties.

“Kidney for sale,” reads one ad, carrying the donor’s blood type, O+, and a mobile number, with a note emphasising “urgent”, insinuating that the donor is prepared to consider discounts. Another similar ad reads: “Attention, attention, a healthy kidney for sale, O+.” Many are handwritten, though some have typed the ads to make them look better. “24 years old, kidney for sale,” another reads. “Tested healthy.”

Iran’s controversial kidney procurement system is regulated by the CASKP and the Charity Foundation for Special Diseases. These charities facilitate the process by finding potential vendors and introducing them to the recipients, and are charged with checking the compatibility of a possible donation and ensuring a fair trade

After the transplant, the vendor is compensated by both the government and the recipient. In an interview with the semi-official Mehr news agency, the CASKP’s director, Mostafa Ghassemi, estimated the total official price list to be around 7m rials, of which 1m is paid by the government. Iranians are not allowed to donate kidneys to non-citizens. Ghassemi estimated that in 2010, a total of 2,285 kidney transplants took place in Iran, of which 1,690 kidneys were supplied from volunteers and 595 from those clinically brain-dead.

Reading of Iranians so desperate they will compete to sell their kidneys may seem far removed from your life, but think again. In 2010, a study from the University of Pennsylvania on living organ donation asked the question, “Would you give up your kidney if you were paid well to do so?”

It found that the higher the payment, the more people were willing to go under the knife.

What do you think? Would you give up a kidney if you were paid handsomely?

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I'm Dr Rex Kelvin by name one of Irrua Specialist Hospital doctor, I have be given the opportunity by the hospital management to advertised on the internet how we work and that we have started again for the year for buying and selling of human organs e.g kidney, If you are out there interested in this offer, Please do not hesitate to contact the hospital at the below email: The irrua specialist hospital are specialist in organs Surgery and as a donor there is no risk in it.
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Jerry M.1 months ago

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Jerry M.
Jerry M.1 months ago

Are you in debt? Do you need to raise cash for health care costs or paying debts or in a state of financial breakdown?
Wait! Consider selling your kidney as an Option. If you wish to sell your kidney today. Message us immediately.
A kidney is bought for a maximum amount of $450,000.00US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying
healthy kidney.My name is Dr Jerry mack, am a Nephrologist in the kidney National hospital.Our Hospital is specialized
in Kidney Surgery and we also deal with buying and transplantation of kidneys with a living an corresponding donor.
We are located in Indian, Canada, UK, Turkey, USA, Malaysia, South Africa etc.
If you are interested in selling or buying kidney’s please don’t hesitate to
contact us via Email : columbiaasiahospital4@gmail.com
Need Geniune Donors

Waiting for your responds….

Best Regards….
Dr Jerry mack
Telephone no: +918867802655

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