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It’s Legal To Sell Your Kidney In Iran

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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8:53PM PDT on May 3, 2015

Hi friends greeting from Apollo Hospital India (Dr. Leo Gomez).
Specialist hospital that buy human kidney.
If you are Interested in Selling or buying Kidney
Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone number : +919167859153
Email : apollohospitalkidneydep@gmail.com
Dr. Leo Gomez

3:10AM PDT on May 1, 2015

Dear Sir /Madam,

Hello ,Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for money,lions hospital is urgently in need for O+ve and A+ve kidney donors with any passports require. If any one is willing to donate or buy please contact us through my email id_ (info.lionshospital@gmail.com


Thanks, MANAGEMENT.
Mr frank

2:07PM PDT on Apr 28, 2015

Hi friends greeting from Apollo Hospital India (Dr. Leo Gomez).
Specialist hospital that buy human kidney.
If you are Interested in Selling or buying Kidney
Please do not hesitate to contact us.Email : apollohospitalkidneydep@gmail.com
Phone number : +919167859153

2:16PM PDT on Apr 10, 2015

your kidney for money due to financial break down and we shall offer
you $110,000USD for your Kidney. My name is DR. MIKE CLIFORD, i am a
Nephrologist in (NKF). Our hospital is specialized in Kidney
Surgery/transplant and other organ treatment, we also deal with buying
and transplantation of kidneys with a living and healthy donor. We are
located in Indian,Canada,South Africa,Germany, Nigeria If you are interested in selling your kidney please
don’t hesitate to contact us via

Email: nationalkidneyfoundation201@gmail.com

11:28PM PDT on Apr 3, 2015

This is to inform the general public Male or Female who are healthy
and %100 serious in selling their kidney should urgently contact
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION(NKF). As we have a lot of patients who are
here for kidney transplant, Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell
your kidney for money due to financial break down and we shall offer
you $110,000USD for your Kidney. My name is DR. MIKE CLIFORD, i am a
Nephrologist in (NKF). Our hospital is specialized in Kidney
Surgery/transplant and other organ treatment, we also deal with buying
and transplantation of kidneys with a living and healthy donor. We are
located in Indian,Canada,South Africa,Germany, Nigeria If you are interested in selling your kidney please
don’t hesitate to contact us via

Email: nationalkidneyfoundation201@gmail.com

8:36AM PDT on Mar 20, 2015

Do you want to sell your kidney or other organs if yes apply for a sale today and you will be given the maximum satisfaction you need contact me via email: oriofohospital@outlook.com

4:37PM PST on Feb 27, 2015

hi my ser i want to sell my kidney please If you are Interested contact me
i wait your answer thank you
contact me on my mail now
onlinefree414@gmail.com

3:20AM PST on Feb 20, 2015

This is to inform the general public Male or Female who are healthy and %100 serious in selling their kidney should urgently contact DAVE GRAY HOSPITAL. As we have a lot of patients who are here for kidney transplant, Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and we shall offer you $120,000USD for your Kidney. My name is Doctor Dave Gray, i am a Nephrology in India Surgical Hospital. Our hospital is specialized in Kidney Surgery/transplant and other organ treatment, we also deal with buying and transplantation of kidneys with a living and healthy donor. We are located in India. If you are interested in selling your kidney please don’t hesitate to contact us via
Email: davegrayhospital1@gmail.com
Tel no: 918792604634
Address: First Flat Pune. P.M. B 207 Maharashtra – India
Please Note: Internet there are a lot of people with different motive, So Please be

sincere and truthful we are not kid, this is about saving lives of others. Fraudulent is not accepted please.

Best Regards.

8:17PM PST on Nov 25, 2014

I am 27 years old, healthy and blood type B, valid passport and I have proof of medical check-up
I want to sell one of my kidneys immediately
contact me at andreembetick@gmail.com

3:35PM PST on Nov 11, 2014

My name is Dr Adams Fred of UBTH Specialist Hospital, i am a
specialist in organ Surgery, and we deal with the buying if organ from
human who want to sell, and we are located in Nigeria, USA and in
Malaysia, but our head office is in Nigeria. if you are Interested in
Selling your Kidney Please do not hesitate to Get back to us so we can
That Proceed further. And this is our Email if you are interested
drfredhealthcenter@gmail.com

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