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Want $50 000 sell your kidney.

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posted on May, 4 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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In Australia we have a declining trend in organ donations so a proposal from a doctor saying we should be able to sell one of our kidneys for $50 000 has surfaced.

At this present stage in Australia it is illegal to sell your organs and it carries a jail term and fine if found to do so.

How many people would actually do this? Do you think this would be a good idea or not?news.ninemsn.com.au...




posted on May, 4 2008 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by cnm1976
In Australia we have a declining trend in organ donations so a proposal from a doctor saying we should be able to sell one of our kidneys for $50 000 has surfaced.

At this present stage in Australia it is illegal to sell your organs and it carries a jail term and fine if found to do so.

How many people would actually do this? Do you think this would be a good idea or not?news.ninemsn.com.au...

Not a good idea, I believe our body parts are priceless. I'm glad for every part I have.

[edit on 4-5-2008 by _Phoenix_]



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 09:35 PM
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It would be tempting to those of us with no money. I could sell the kidney that tends to get kidney stones. So then I could get money and no more kidney stones.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 09:36 PM
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I'm holding out for them to offer $50,000 for a sperm donation. I'd be richer than Bill Gates in a week.


I'm keeping my kidneys though. I ain't that poor yet.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 09:48 PM
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My uncle Vito has a copious amount of body hair. Are they interested in that, say, by the bushel? I think he'd be willing to part with it and the family would be forever in your debt



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 09:52 PM
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Organ donation is a wonderful thing. I have always signed up as an organ donor on my Drivers License. Still the fact that there is a shortage leads me to believe that with the advent of cloning technology we should explore cloning organs from a persons DNA which should eliminate any rejection issues.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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I have four kidneys and my great uncle and his son also were born with four kidneys. I had a conversation with my grandmother and told her that I was X-Rayed in Okla. and the doctor discovered I had four kidneys. This is when my grandmother told me of her brother and his son having the four kidneys.

At first when the doctor came to me and said, I want to show you something about your kidneys and I asked, what kind of disease do I have, and he laughed. He used a 20 letter word and said, you have four kidneys. I said come on you are kidding and he said no I am not here are four lines running to your bladder. I asked the doctor do they all work, and he said, they all four work. Rik Riley




[edit on 4-5-2008 by rikriley]



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by rikriley
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At first when the doctor came to me and said, I want to show you something about your kidneys and I asked, what kind of disease do I have, and he laughed. He used a 20 letter word and said, you have four kidneys. I said come on you are kidding and he said no I am not here are four lines running to your bladder. I asked the doctor do they all work, and he said, they all four work. Rik Riley



If I had four kidneys I'd soon have $100,000 in the bank. I only need one and a back up. Those other two would be making me and a couple of other people much happier.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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I don't see a problem with this... If your mom was dieing and needed a kidney, I don't see why you shouldn't get paid for it... Everyone donates them... If they are priceless then why do people give them away... I mean I would if it was someone close, but if you really think about it this could be done legally under strict measures in a very humane manner...

Obviously you'll have your occasional crack head wanting to sell everything they can, but we could very easily deny someone of this nature... A setup like that of an adoption would work great... The donor should also meet health requirements, disease free, etc...

I think you are envisioning a horror movie scenario, where you wake up in a dark room sitting in a tub full of ice...

Anyway, good post and


[edit on 4-5-2008 by ElectricUncleSam]



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUncleSam
I don't see a problem with this... If your mom was dieing and needed a kidney, I don't see why you shouldn't get paid for it... Everyone donates them... If they are priceless then why do people give them away


Its one thing to make a donation to a relative etc. Its quite another one to do it for $$$$$

Also, what happens if you sell one kidney and the other goes bad? Then who is going to pay for the lifetime of Dialysis or for your future kidney transplant?

If you donate for $$$ then you should also waive any right to government or tax dollar sponsored healthcare for kidney related issues.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by ElectricUncleSam


Also, what happens if you sell one kidney and the other goes bad


That's what my kids are for. I'll just harvest one of theirs !!

[edit on 5/4/08 by FredT]



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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Some families have had a second child for that very reason (To provide a kideny to a sibling)



posted on May, 5 2008 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by ElectricUncleSam
reply to post by _Phoenix_
 


I don't see a problem with this... If your mom was dieing and needed a kidney, I don't see why you shouldn't get paid for it... Everyone donates them... If they are priceless then why do people give them away... I mean I would if it was someone close, but if you really think about it this could be done legally under strict measures in a very humane manner...

Obviously you'll have your occasional crack head wanting to sell everything they can, but we could very easily deny someone of this nature... A setup like that of an adoption would work great... The donor should also meet health requirements, disease free, etc...

I think you are envisioning a horror movie scenario, where you wake up in a dark room sitting in a tub full of ice...

Anyway, good post and



Ah yes of course, if your thought is to help people or family then that in itself is priceless. what I meant was I wouldn't sell a kidney for just the idea of money, you know?



posted on May, 5 2008 @ 09:02 AM
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It would be very tempting for me to sell one of my kidneys for that kind of money - after all i'd be able to start a small business without having to worry about the bank seizing my worldly possessions if i made a mess of it.

Whatever happened to the good old days of rewarding charity.




posted on May, 5 2008 @ 09:09 AM
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There is an old saying that as a human your soul may reside in a certain part of of your body.

Imagine for one second if it resided in your kidney my goodness it's not even worth it.

Then again what i just said could be complete and utter claptrap lol.

But is it worth the risk ?

LOL you decide.

Take care.

Regards
Lee




posted on May, 5 2008 @ 11:16 PM
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looks like the goverment won't go ahead with the propesal of buying kidney's for transplant. This is such a shame in this present time when we don't have enough organs to fill the transplant waiting list.

news.ninemsn.com.au...



posted on May, 5 2008 @ 11:25 PM
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Want $50,000 sell your kidney.


Hell, at the rate the dollar is falling you better act quick.

The way the economy is going, it sounds like a pretty sketchy investment to me. In a few more months that 50k probably wouldn't even buy an arm or a leg.



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posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 12:17 AM
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Oh please

I never expected that from you!

You're killing me



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 07:08 AM
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I have someone in my immediate family that is a type 1 diabetic and I would be reluctant to sell a kidney or give one away even though I have four kidneys. There are always circumstances that could change ones mind when it comes to life or death medical situations. Rik Riley



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