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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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6:46AM PDT on Sep 2, 2015

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 $208,000.00US Dollars. The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney. My name is Dr Larry James, am a Nephrologists 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 : apollohospital07@gmail.com
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10:37PM PDT on Aug 31, 2015

Hello,
This is to inform the general public Male or Female who are healthy and 100% serious in donating their kidney should urgently contact SPECIALIST HOSPITAL. As we have a lot of patients who are here for kidney transplant, Are you seeking for an opportunity to donate your kidney for money due to financial break down,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. If you are interested in donating your kidney please don’t hesitate to contact us via Email: specialhospital@gmail.com
Dr Dave Gray.
Contact :+91-8553609124
Email: specialhospital@gmail.com

5:19PM PDT on Aug 31, 2015

Dear Sir /Madam,
Do you want to sell your kidney? Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then contact us today we will offer you good amount for your Kidney.name (Dr. Juan Javier) am a Phrenologist in St.Luke's Medical Center. 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, Turkey, USA,Malaysia,philippines.
Contact Email: STLMEDICALCENTER@onet.eu
call us: (+91)973-920-5441

6:15AM PDT on Aug 25, 2015

Attention,
Welcome to irrua specialist special hospital,
Do you want to buy or sell your kidney?, Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then contact us today and we shall offer you good amount of money for your Kidney we specialize for top class medical treatment like Heart Surgery, Cancer Care, Spinal fusion surgery , sleeve mastectomy surgery , and other major surgeries. contact us now via: (irruaspecialistspecialhospital@gmail.com) with the follow details below,

name:
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Good luck to you.

Best Regard,
Dr Tommy.

10:45AM PDT on Aug 15, 2015

Hello my name is Chris and I want to donate or sell one of my kidneys. I don't smoke and take good care of my body and in really good shape email me with info on how to proceed further on getting a kidney from me. My email is chrismeadows20@gmail.com

5:21AM PDT on Aug 10, 2015

Dear Sir /Madam,
Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for MONEY; Rockland Hospital is currently in need of men and female donors for O+ve and A+ ve kidney donor. If anyone is willing to donate or buy kidney please contact us immediately and we shall offer you Rs 90 Lahks or $150,000 USD for your Kidney. Kindly send us your full details

Regards
DR DAV MIR
Rockland Hospital Nephrologist
E-mail: rocklandhospital.drmir@gmail.com

5:26AM PDT on Jul 20, 2015

For more info on how to sell your Kidney contact us via email: henryclementhospital8@gmail.com



5:57AM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Dear Sir /Madam,

Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for MONEY; GEORGE AKPEDE is urgently in need for O+ve and A+ ve kidney donor. If anyone is willing to donate or buy kidney please contact us immediately and we shall offer you $500,000.00 USD for your Kidney.

Regards

DR. GEORGE AKPEDE

Nephrologist

Email: ISTHKIDNEYFOUNDATION@HOTMAIL.COM

12:46AM PDT on Jul 14, 2015

Hi
I want to sell my kidney due to financial problem.
I am in good health blood group 0+
Not smoker nor alcoholic

12:46AM PDT on Jul 14, 2015

Hi
I want to sell my kidney due to financial problem.
I am in good health blood group 0+
Not smoker nor alcoholic

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