If you want to buy a kidney or any other organ just contact your local broker. A wired story reports “…a group of poverty-stricken women living in a tsunami refugee camp 7.5 miles north of Chennai confessed at a public meeting that they sold their kidneys through brokers.”

An unnamed member of the state-appointed ethics committee which must approve all transplants says that “…patients have no hope because in India, organ donation after death is extremely rare. Without incentive, donors are practically nonexistent.”

Let me repeat that: Without incentive, donors are practically nonexistent.

Read the wired story

First published on February 8, 2007