Will Sacrifice Organs for Food

This is stolen verbatim from ESWN, and it’s a high compliment to a site I hold in the highest esteem.


(Associated Press) A disabled man holds a sign which offers his kidney for sale, on a sidewalk in front of Beijing’s Tiananmen Gate Wednesday Dec 8, 2004. Sales of organs are controversial in China with some people offering them for sale as a way out of poverty. China has also been accused of harvesting organs from executed prisoners. Prices for kidneys can reach up to 500,000 Yuan (US$60,500) each.

If there were a Mendicant Creativity Award, this guy would win my nomination.

The Discussion: 8 Comments

Am I desperate? Where can I sell my kidney for $60k here in America? I mean $60K is not a bad price.

December 10, 2004 @ 12:39 pm | Comment

I don’t think the poor beggar would get $60K — I think that’s what the harvesters get for selling it to wealthy individuals. I suspect the “donor” would get a relative pittance.

December 10, 2004 @ 12:44 pm | Comment

I have a damaged kidney, that’s about 1/4 smaller than a normal kidney. Think I can get $20K for that one?

December 10, 2004 @ 2:38 pm | Comment

this saddens me greatly…. even though my uncle does need a kidney transplant -.-

December 10, 2004 @ 10:10 pm | Comment

well this explains what i missed when my tour left beijing for 2 days to go see the terracotta warriors…

December 12, 2004 @ 3:39 am | Comment

China is such a wonderful country.

January 21, 2005 @ 2:07 am | Comment

Does any one need a kidney? If interested email me.

February 22, 2006 @ 10:46 am | Comment

Please Help !!! Kidney for LOAN My family has serious financial problems.I want to give
one of my kidney to who can give me the LOAN of 250,000 US I’m 31 year old
woman,healthy,no alcohol,no smoking.My blood type is”B” I’m waiting for you at

July 22, 2006 @ 11:21 pm | Comment

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