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and if the people in NY want this, then I'm not one to stop them.
Originally posted by AccessDenied
I'll gladly donate my middle finger.
Matas says the Chinese government uses the organ transplants to generate revenue. At one point, prices were listed on an official government website while Chinese hospitals promoted the ‘business’ on their own websites. A kidney, for example, will set somebody back $62,000 while a liver ranges from $98,000 to $130,000, a heart will run you $130,000 to $160,000 and a lung can cost anywhere from $150,000 to $170,000. If you’re into volume discounts, a liver-kidney combination can be had for between $160,000 and $180,000.
You won’t find another place like China because unlike other countries, China actually condones organ harvesting. If you’re in dying need for a kidney, fly to a hospital in China where you lay in bed and wait for your kidney to arrive; fresh and ready for surgery. It is unknown how much money is made from the illegal sale of organs as there is little information.
However, there are claims that hospitals head hunt foreigners in need for organs and people are paying anywhere from $10,000 to $65,000 for a kidney.
Originally posted by truthseeker1984
I'm from NY, and I don't want this. I guarantee you that there are probably at least a million more people behind me on this one. It's a valiant gesture, but the fact that this man wants to do this against his constituents' wishes is just plain wrong. He's not from my district, but I wrote him anyway last night voicing my disdain for this proposal. I also wrote my own Assemblyman last night as well telling him that I would not vote for him next time around if he didn't do something to block this from reaching the floor in Albany. I honestly don't think it will, but regardless, this needs to be blocked by concerned citizens in NYS. And you're right, anybody that complains about this that is not from NYS is just being indignant.
Peace be with you.