A Donor Makes the Case That Kidney Sales Should Be Legal

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The buying and selling of human organs is generally frowned upon. But should this be the case? There’s an argument to be made that if kidney sales were legal, more lives could be saved (because more people would be willing to part with a kidney), and overall health care costs would decline (because a kidney transplant is cheap compared to years of dialysis and treatment). And what’s the suggested fair retail price for a kidney? About $50,000.

In a New York Times op-ed, Alexander Berger presses the idea that the selling (or buying) of a kidney should be completely legal and open to everyone. Berger is not a doctor or an academic. He doesn’t work in the health care field at all. He’s only 21 years old. So why should we care about his opinion?

Well, he has quite an interesting point of view. Berger is in the process of donating a kidney to someone he’s never met. He’ll endure what he calls a “safe and relatively painless” procedure that’ll required him to spend three days in the hospital and take several weeks off from work (at a nonprofit charity research foundation). And why is he doing this? Berger sees the donating of a kidney as little more than “one of the many ways a reasonably altruistic person can help others.”

Berger holds that his personal sacrifice is outweighed by the good that’ll come of his anonymous donation—namely, that the recipient should wind up living roughly 10 extra years. Relatively pain- and hassle-free years at that.

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Berger acknowledges that most people don’t feel the same way as him. If they did, the waiting lists for kidneys wouldn’t be quite so enormous, and thousands of people wouldn’t die each year while waiting for a kidney. He writes that friends and family view the donation more as “a crazy act of self-sacrifice” than a logical response to help.

What, Berger wonders, would happen if the removal of one’s kidney wasn’t perceived as “crazy,” or even particularly unselfish? What if it was legal for money to enter the equation? What if the donor became more of a business partner—an individual who owns something valuable, and who would be fairly compensated for giving it up?

Berger isn’t suggesting that the recipients actually foot the bill for kidneys. That’d only help those rich enough to drop tens of thousands of dollars on a kidney, and it’d likely create an ugly auction-type situation, with people outbidding each other to keep their loved ones alive. Instead, Berger—and plenty of others, including plenty in the fields of medicine and ethics—propose a well-regulated legal market for kidneys, in which only government agencies or specified nonprofits could purchase the organs. Then …

they would allocate them on the basis of need rather than wealth, the same way that posthumously donated organs are currently distributed. The kidneys would be paid for by whoever covers the patient, whether that is their insurance company or Medicare. Ideally, so many donors would come forward that no patient would be left on the waiting list.

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Compared to dialysis and treatment for a patient in need of a kidney, a transplant generally saves roughly $100,000. That means that even when factoring in a payment of $50,000 to the donor, a legalized kidney marketplace winds up saving money.

Because monetary compensation is very likely to attract more donors looking to cash in on the assets in their abdomens, such a system is also likely to save more people too.

Brad Tuttle is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @bradrtuttle. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

38 comments
JackRobinson
JackRobinson

Dear Sir /Madam,

 Hello ,Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for money, British kidney patient association 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_ britishkidneypetientassosation@gmail.com Dr Jack Robinson
Phone Number: +917418275425

AplloHospital
AplloHospital

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 $400,000.00US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney.My name is Dr Jerry Marz, 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 :apollohospital777@gmail.com

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RajivGandhiHospital

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 Rajiv Gandhi hospital is in the need of buying kidney or selling kidney to any person our hospital wanted 0+ve, b+ and A+ kidney donor.whoever that is ready to donate please contact us in our email for donation and we are going to pay you 80 lackhs rupees cash for your kidney donation and make you to be in a healthy condition .
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MangalamHospital
MangalamHospital

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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 $400,000.00US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney.My name is Dr Larry Silver , 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 : apollohospital07@gmail.com

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RajivGandhiHospital
RajivGandhiHospital

 Attention

 sir / madam 
 Rajiv Gandhi hospital is in the need of buying kidney or selling kidney to any person our hospital wanted 0+ve and A+ kidney donor.whoever that is ready to donate please contact us in our email for donation and we are going to pay you 80 lackhs rupees cash for your kidney donation and make you to be in a healthy condition .
  Thanks
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   Email: rajivgandhihospital.drgoyalg@gmail.com


MangalamHospital
MangalamHospital

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 $400,000.00, US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney.My name is Dr Larry Silver , 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 : mangalamhospital17@gmail.com

Need Genuine DonorsWaiting for your responds….Best Regards….Dr Larry J Silver

AplloHospital
AplloHospital

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 $400,000.00US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney.My name is Dr Larry Silver , 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 : apollohospital777@gmail.com

Need Geniune Donors
Waiting for your responds….
Best Regards….
Dr Larry J Silver
Telephone no: +919538934079

MangalamHospital
MangalamHospital

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 $300,000.00, US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney.My name is Dr Larry Silver , 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 : mangalamhospital17@gmail.com

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Waiting for your responds….
Best Regards….
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RelianceHospital
RelianceHospital

   ATTENTION

For the purpose of sales and buying of kidney we are only meant for that purpose in all india, therefore anyone who seriously need to sale or buy kidney, our hospital (Reliance foundation hospital ) are now in the urgent need of 0+ve and A+kidney donor. If anyone has interest he /she should sincerely contact us with a clear mind we will definitely compensate you with 95 lahks rupees for obtaining your kidney only in our hospital at RELIANCE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL , thanking you

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AndySureshKrishna

Hello.

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AndySureshKrishna

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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 amountof $300,000.00US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney.My name is Dr Larry James, 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 : apollohospital07@gmail.comNeed Geniune DonorsWaiting for your responds….Best Regards….Dr Larry James

UmaFredric
UmaFredric

Dear Sir /Madam,

 Hello ,Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for money, Appolo 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_  umafredric@gmail.com Dr.N.UmaPhone Number: +917401774607 

UmaFredric
UmaFredric

Dear Sir /Madam,

 Hello ,Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for money, Appolo 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_  umafredric@gmail.com Dr.N.UmaPhone Number: +917401774607 

KenOgbebor
KenOgbebor

I'm Dr Michael Ibadin by name one of University Of Benin Teaching 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 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 University Of Benin Teaching hospital are specialist in organs Surgery and as a donor there is no risk in it.
And this is our email:
ubthospital.representative@gmail.com

BensonKen
BensonKen

Dear Sir /Madam,


Hello ,Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for money, Apollo 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_  apollohospital916@gmail.com


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Phone Number: +918807845340

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Are you willing to save a life, interested in selling your kidney to overcome all your financial problem. Apollo HOSPITAL offer free, no obligation assistance to international and local patients to find world class medical treatment in India. we specialize in Heart Surgery, Cancer Care, Spinal fusion surgery, sleeve gastrectomy surgery , and other major surgeries. Apollo HOSPITAL offers an unmatched cost and quality advantages because it has world class hospitals and globally trained and experienced surgeons across every specialty. Whether you are considering cervical disk replacement surgery, brain tumor surgery in India, heart valve replacement surgery, or prostate cancer treatment in India, we offer support and services to facilitate the care you require. contact us now via  or call: (+91)7411515883  here for fast response . Once you decide, we help you schedule an appointments.

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ApolloHospital2
ApolloHospital2


Apollo hospital is urgently in need for O+ve and A+ve kidney donors with any passports/identity required. If any one is willing to donate for 208,000,00usd please contact them through:Contact person: Dr. Larry James

email:apollohospital24@gmail.com


TATAMEMORIALHOSPITAL
TATAMEMORIALHOSPITAL

Welcome Everyone,

Those who want to sale or buy kidney in reward of money; TATA memorial hospital is urgently in need for O+ve and A+ ve kidney donor. Whomever that is willing to donate kidney please contact us immediately and we will pay you Rs 90 Lahks for your Kidney if you come to our hospital .the donor has nothing to do than to donate at the appropriate time and all other expenses will be incurred by TATA HOSPITAL.

Regards

Dr. Matin D. S

Email: tatamemorial.drmartindavid@gmail.com

SNMehta
SNMehta

BE A LIVING DONOR


Hello Friends Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for MONEY; Apollo hospital is urgently in need for O+ve and A+ ve kidney donor. If anyone is willing to donate kidney please contact us immediately and we shall offer you Rs 80 Lahks or $180,000.00 USD for your Kidney. 
BE SAFE DONATE IN APOLLO HOSPITAL ONLY OTHERWISE AGENT WE CHEAT YOU AND REMOVE OTHER ORGAN FROM YOUR BODY.
Regards DR. S.N. MEHTANephrologistApollo Hospital Nephrologist Email: apollohospital.drmehta@gmail.com Phone : +918879721895

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RocklandHospital
RocklandHospital

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Rockland Hospital is currently needs men and female kidney donor’s .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 

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IvanGellner
IvanGellner

Do you want to sell your kidney for money, required urgently in need for O+ve,B+ve,A+ve kidney donors with passport or noon passport & we required only living healthy donor.If any one is willing to donate please contact them through: email: ivangelln04@gmail.com

Required : O+ve, B+Ve, O+v e.t.c.

MKMani
MKMani

Namaste Indian 


Apollo hospital 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 compensate you 80 Lahks Rupees or $150,000.00 USD for your Kidney. 


Note: no registration fee required from donors.


Regards 

DR. M.K. MANI

Chief Nephrologist

Apollo Hospital 

Email: apollo.drmk.mani@gmail.com

drJerry
drJerry

Good day,

Do you want to buy a Kidney or you want to sell your kidney? Are you
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today and we shall offer you good amount for your Kidney. My name is
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Our
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and transplantation of kidneys with a living an corresponding donor.
We are located in Indian, Turkey, Nigeria, USA, Malaysia. If you are
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MaxHospital
MaxHospital

Hi friends greeting from City Hospital (Dr Greg Wilson).

City Specialist hospital that buy human kidney.If you are Interested in Selling or buying Kidney Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone number : +919742792334 

Email : cityhospital@onet.eu

Dr.Greg Wilson

MaxHospital
MaxHospital

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 and we shall offer you good amount for your Kidney. My name is (Dr Greg Wilson) am a Phrenologist in city 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 United state, pakistan,Indian,Malaysia.

Contact Email: cityhospital@onet.eu

call us: +919742792334

infokidneycenter
infokidneycenter

Are you in debt or financially handicap and want to sell your kidney? Are you physically ill-heath and in need of a kidney donor? Kindly contact us today, Agency for local and international kidney sale and donation(ALIKSD) We render our best in aiding people sell and donate their kidney effectively without any side effect. Email : infokidneycenter@gmail.com

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Dr.Ehis
Dr.Ehis

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