Ebay Stops Kidney Auction

from the capitalism-goes-awry dept

Apparently someone posted an auction on Ebay for a "fully functional kidney" and the bidding hit $5.7M before Ebay brought it to a halt. Doubtless a joke, but a platform for interesting discussion -- I recall a professor discussing the potential for the richest bidders to skew organ transplant lists with their ability to pay. He proposed that potential receipients bid on the number of hours they would pledge to charity in exchange for their new organ. Thoughts?

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  1. identicon
    mike, Sep 3rd, 1999 @ 10:14am

    No Subject Given

    I just have my kidney removed about 8 wks ago--5.7 million isn't enough

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  2. icon
    Mike (profile), Sep 3rd, 1999 @ 10:26am

    Different types of auctions

    I think Todd brings up some interesting points in his post. The concept of the "charity auction" is different and pretty interesting. I am wondering, though, if the internet (gotta bring it back to the internet - that's what I do) makes specialty auctions that don't involve money easier... Or does it simply make it easier to scam an auction like that. It's easy to say you're going to give X hours to charity before you get the kidney and then try to get out of it after you're safe and sound. One thing that folks have noticed in being involved with internet auctions is it's easy to get carried away and bid well beyond what you meant to, or could reasonably afford.

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  3. identicon
    Stan Blackett, Aug 2nd, 2006 @ 7:35am

    Kidney Auction

    Personally I see nothing wrong with a someone selling one of their own kidneys to the highest bidder. I would sell one of mine for $5,000,000.00 also. By the way I have A pos blood (Just in case your interested!)

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  4. identicon
    shruti, Jan 24th, 2009 @ 1:49am

    sell my 1 kidney

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  5. identicon
    bmnb, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 11:10pm

    Hi, 24 male from jordan willing to sell my kidney,blood group B+, you can contact me at bmnb1@hotmail.com

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  6. identicon
    bmnb, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 11:10pm

    Hi, 24 male from jordan willing to sell my kidney,blood group B+, you can contact me at bmnb1@hotmail.com

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  7. identicon
    Trehan, Nov 14th, 2009 @ 12:23pm

    on sale

    ph - +91-99153-20990, i m 25 n in need of money, A negative blood group

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  8. identicon
    Tarun, Nov 14th, 2009 @ 12:25pm

    on sale

    ph - +91-99153-20990, i m 25 n in need of money, A negative blood group

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  9. identicon
    Jonathan Male 32, Feb 16th, 2010 @ 10:27am

    Sell Kidney

    O+ Will part with one for I have two. Get in touch with me who ever is looking for a kidney. In the US

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  10. identicon
    iggo, Mar 17th, 2010 @ 5:25am

    European,46 years old, sells his kidney. quality life. perfect health. operation only in qualified hospital. all expenses: travel-tests etc on behalf of the buyer. can travel anywhere.
    Price : 70.000 euro. I am living in Slovenia

    This is not a joke, serious need so only serious buyers please.
    Thanks.
    Contact me at grglb649@gmail.com

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  11. identicon
    Thomas Kelly, Apr 15th, 2010 @ 4:22pm

    Kidney for Sale

    I am a 25 year old healthy male, non-drinker, willing to sell his kidney. Please contact me at tkellybgb@gmail.com - with highest offer. I am currently living in Philadelphia but I'll be moving to California in about a month. You must pay medical costs.

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  12. icon
    shineshinda (profile), Apr 21st, 2010 @ 2:26am

    Kidney for Sale

    41 year old male, perfect health, A+ blood type, never have smoked, drank alcohol or done drugs (haven't even drank coffee ever). Completely disease free.

    You must pickup all associated fees (travel and the whatnot), make a down payment of $100,000 prior to the operation and the remainder (highest bidder) is immediately due upon completion of the operation.

    Bidding begins now.

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  13. icon
    shineshinda (profile), Apr 21st, 2010 @ 2:27am

    Email to shineshinda@gmail.com

    41 year old male, perfect health, A+ blood type, never have smoked, drank alcohol or done drugs (haven't even drank coffee ever). Completely disease free.

    You must pickup all associated fees (travel and the whatnot), make a down payment of $100,000 prior to the operation and the remainder (highest bidder) is immediately due upon completion of the operation.

    Bidding begins now. Email to shineshinda@gmail.com

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  14. identicon
    angeleyes, Apr 21st, 2010 @ 1:09pm

    25 yr old female kidney

    drug free, healthy college student, considering parting with one of my kidneys. Since God gave me two, perhaps he wanted me to share one (for the right price of coarse). willing to negotiate, lets talk about the procedure, any plan of action you have, health risks,your insurance coverage, Etc.

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  15. identicon
    Anni Nominous, Jun 4th, 2010 @ 2:28pm

    That was my idea!

    The law in every country today forbids selling organs, whether from living or dead people. (There are a few isolated exceptions, including blood and blood plasma.) The bizarre principle seems to be that everybody is allowed to benefit from the donation except the person who makes the sacrifice. The patient benefits, the doctor benefits, the hospital benefits. But if the donor benefits, that is somehow considered unethical.

    In my opinion this is both bad ethics and bad policy. Ethically, someone who donates an organ, or agrees to make one available after his death, certainly deserves recompense. From a policy point of view, there is generally a shortage of organ donors, and providing recompense would increase the supply and save innumerable lives.

    I don't agree with the ban, I feel it only creates underground channels. People will do what is most important to them...if proper channels aren't available they will be made in some form or another. You can’t stop necessity. There are also monetary forms of compensation that don't break any laws, you just have to be smarter than Uncle Sam. I'm a healthy, athletic 35 yr old white male willing to give for compensation. I exercise, don't drink or smoke and have no family history of any illness or disease. I'm type O-. I live in Denver. 05/03/2010 scojennn@gmail. com

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  16. identicon
    luke mckirdy, Jul 27th, 2010 @ 5:55am

    Expressions Of Interset

    O positive
    27 year old Australian
    no illnesses or illnesses in family
    very fit surfer, soccer player
    never smoked disgusting habit
    occassional beer
    curious about what kind of offer I would get

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  17. identicon
    ahmad, Aug 20th, 2010 @ 11:55am

    selling kidney

    Hi , how are u , i am 29 years male, i want to sell my kidney, never smoke , never drink. Very healthy.
    A+ blood.
    really want to hear soon.
    thanks

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  18. identicon
    shobi80, Dec 6th, 2010 @ 9:37am

    kidney

    HI, how are u , i am male 30, never smoke , never drink. sound health
    A+ blood.
    really want to sell my kidney.
    just serious buyer pls.
    oaqab1980@gmail.com
    0060126270197

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  19. identicon
    Alex, Mar 7th, 2011 @ 11:42am

    i have a kidney to sell

    I'm 24years old with good health. Blood group is A+ve. Interested buyer should contact me through my email alex_asekhamhe@yahoo.co.uk to open negotiation.

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  20. identicon
    Regan dicarlo, Mar 30th, 2011 @ 4:18pm

    Kidney

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  21. identicon
    Regan dicarlo, Mar 30th, 2011 @ 4:19pm

    Kidney

    Not sure what blood I am I live in Pittsburgh pa 412-553-9544

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  22. identicon
    J.Alcantar, May 24th, 2011 @ 1:46pm

    Kidney for sale

    Give me $3M, maybe less, email mrs.alcantar89@gmail com...very serious...you need it iGot it. You help me, iHelp you :)

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  23. identicon
    Dare, Jun 6th, 2011 @ 1:05am

    AB Kidney blood group.

    About Me:Blood group AB. 25 years of age. Never smoked, never drank Alcohol. Contact me ASAP. Best financial gift offerer.

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  24. identicon
    belinda wensil, Sep 7th, 2011 @ 2:48pm

    Re: sell my 1 kidney

    my phone number is 9184288089

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  25. identicon
    Pradeep BS, Oct 25th, 2011 @ 10:55pm

    sell my 1 kidney

    I am suffering from some financial problems, my blood group is ab(+)tive and am in a good health, my contact no. is 09972070740

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  26. identicon
    eric, Oct 30th, 2011 @ 12:43am

    kidney for sale!

    Shoot I am 35 o-meg fit healthy I can go with 1 million.

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  27. identicon
    eric, Oct 30th, 2011 @ 12:52am

    kidney donation for donation

    35 years old fit very healthy and o-neg just one million seriously. Mantzea@gmail.com no payment until positive match.

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  28. identicon
    sonu singh, Nov 15th, 2011 @ 10:26am

    kidney sale

    hi, m sonu 19 male 4m nagpur,my financial condition is too weak ,i wana sale my 1 kidney, u can contact me at 01sonu.143@gmail.com, B+

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  29. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Dec 1st, 2011 @ 8:55am

    you please are sick for selling your organs for money. this is illegal and wrong.

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  30. identicon
    naftalikiragu, Dec 15th, 2011 @ 12:53am

    kidney for sale

    I'm also willing to sell my kidney. I also happen to know so many youths who are also willing to sell theirs too.I'm a twenty four years old Kenyan male.was a light smoker for three years ,take no alcohol. Untreated? Get me on( nkkingnaf@Gmail.com)or Facebook(josnafwetpussy@yahoo.com)

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  31. identicon
    Chris, Feb 19th, 2012 @ 7:04am

    selling kidney

    30 something healthy Caucasian male, A+ blood type. You pay travel expenses for me and my family unless the procedure is done here in southwest Ohio. Procedure must be done in an accredited hospital here in the US by a surgeon trained in organ transplants... $200k USD...

    rngrmed@hotmail.com

    non-smoker, non-drinker, non-drug user

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  32. identicon
    Chris, Feb 19th, 2012 @ 7:04am

    selling kidney

    30 something healthy Caucasian male, A+ blood type. You pay travel expenses for me and my family unless the procedure is done here in southwest Ohio. Procedure must be done in an accredited hospital here in the US by a surgeon trained in organ transplants... $200k USD...

    rngrmed@hotmail.com

    non-smoker, non-drinker, non-drug user

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  33. identicon
    andy, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 5:19am

    sell my kidney. am 41 years and 0 positive blood group, can all send test email. am healthy, non smoking. have time for transplantation. andy654@gmx.ch

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  34. identicon
    andy, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 5:20am

    niere

    sell my kidney. am 41 years and 0 positive blood group, can all send test email. am healthy, non smoking. have time for transplantation. andy654@gmx.ch

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  35. identicon
    andy, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 5:20am

    kidney

    sell my kidney. am 41 years and 0 positive blood group, can all send test email. am healthy, non smoking. have time for transplantation. andy654@gmx.ch

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  36. identicon
    DavidSmith1981, Oct 4th, 2012 @ 2:37pm

    Kidney, SERIOUS PEOPLE ONLY PLEASE!!!

    I would like to "donate" one of my Kidneys, compensation is a plus, SERIOUS people may contact me for further info via email ONLY, do not Facebook me... seriousbuyers0nly@yahoo.com (#0, not the letter o, in email)...again SERIOUS people ONLY!! Thank you. 10K TAKE HOME IS ALL I NEED, SERIOUS PEOPLE ONLY PLEASE!!!

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  37. identicon
    Andrew Howe, Oct 5th, 2012 @ 6:44am

    selling kidney

    am 31 from the uk non smoker and non drinker am willing to have test and be looked at but i would be very happy if i could get 7000 for it

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  38. identicon
    Danang, Oct 6th, 2012 @ 10:57pm

    Sell a kidney

    I'm 30 years old my blood group O+, I've been screened HIV, I don't smoke, I don't drink alcohols, and I'm in good Health.

    I'm offering $105.000,-

    contact: +6282120260582
    email : pussypoos@yahoo.com

    thank you

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  39. identicon
    victoria, Jun 5th, 2013 @ 12:50am

    fraud! fraud! fraud!

    dmark790@yahoo.com is a fraudstar. Please be carfull.

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  40. identicon
    TT, Aug 4th, 2013 @ 10:03am

    O positive

    I am 27, and willing to donate for a reasonable price

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  41. identicon
    Brand, Oct 25th, 2013 @ 12:52pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    Not sure of blood type. Have one 21 don't drink or smoke. 20roger11@gmail.com

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  42. identicon
    Pkj, Nov 10th, 2013 @ 10:43pm

    I want to sell my kidniy B+ male 40 Yrs healthy non alcholic in 30 laks Medical exp. extra bcs i have big finencial problem call me 9548278395

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  43. identicon
    1package, Mar 27th, 2014 @ 8:20am

    sale a whole package body and all organs

    i'm tired of living...this is no joke i'm 38ys old..no disease or any organs failure. I'm smokimg..regulary drink ( beer )
    My family business went down cause of fire ate all. Since i'm not interest of living anymore..i wanna sell all of me..body and organs...i hope with that money my family members will live a better life ( 3 families ) all expenses should be paid by the buyer..
    Name ur price febuary16@hotmail.com

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  44. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Mar 27th, 2014 @ 8:23am

    Re: sale a whole package body and all organs

    With one condition..no one even my family member know about this..so dun ask for family members signature

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  45. identicon
    m, May 30th, 2014 @ 1:10pm

    i have blood type 0-negative, not smoking, not alcoholic. my live coming to so sad i cant live any more and i would like to left my kids some many for better live. can anybody advice where to sell for best promising price

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  46. identicon
    m, May 30th, 2014 @ 2:04pm

    i will give my detail if someone want my body for price is wort to do it... soner beter m

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  47. identicon
    javed, Oct 14th, 2014 @ 11:07pm

    Re: I'm willing to buy

    you still need it? khan5473@yahoo.com

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  48. identicon
    Matti Tiitinen, Nov 11th, 2014 @ 4:31am

    I m interessed. I am health 58 yers old man
    I use no any drugs ore alcohol, no smoking.
    Please contact me

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  49. identicon
    living donor, Feb 25th, 2015 @ 3:28am

    O+ living donor avaliable

    No brokers please.

    Healthy Educated Private Candidate.
    Caucasian.

    Please send related info, request and offer.

    living.donor@yahoo.com
    Please note.
    Privacy is of utmost concern.

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  50. identicon
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  51. identicon
    Ashok, Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 12:58am

    Kideny sell

    I want to sell my kideny.i hav a money problem.age-23 blood AB+ plz call 9016727625

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  52. identicon
    Pritpal, Sep 12th, 2015 @ 12:30pm

    i want to sell my liver or heart

    Will pay good money I will do it. Yeah people will say u have one heart or liver i know that contact me on pritpal1310@gmail.com i am male 1981 Born no disease.

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  54. identicon
    Micheal, Nov 19th, 2015 @ 8:37pm

    GOOD NEWS

    Hello every body my name is Micheal Brown a citizen of Nepal.
    i am here to publish to the world how i became rich after selling my
    kidney to one Doctor Williams, we met on internet and negotiated on buying one of my kidney and i accepted to donate one of my kidney for money which brought him buying one of my kidney for 300,000 dollars
    and even paid me half of this amount before the operation took place here in India and the balance was given to me cash after the operation,now i am bold to say i can never be poor again in life.
    Advice you to meet him on dr.williams07@hotmail.com for your dream come through once more write him via dr.williams07@hotmail.com

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  55. identicon
    hvachitaryan.john, Jan 8th, 2016 @ 1:53am

    The World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 Global Status Report on Kidney for sell due to lack of money and poverty.
    Are you in debt? Do you need to raise cash for health care costs or paying debts or in a state of financial breakdown?
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  56. identicon
    Apollo MedicalCare, Jan 9th, 2016 @ 1:30pm

    Greetings!!!

    Greetings!!!Biss of the Day, Do you want to donate your kidney for money or you are a recipient ? Email us: apollomedicalavenue@gmail.com

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  57. identicon
    D Scolt Edward, Jan 17th, 2016 @ 12:40am

    Attention:

    Hosmat Hospital is urgently in need for kidney donors with awarded amount of ( 40,00,000 LAKHS INDIA RUPEES. ) Interested person should kindly contact us and you will be highly rewarded with this amount. All email should be send to: scoltedward@gmail.com

    Our Email: scoltedward@gmail.com
    Phone Number: +91-914-876-0684
    Dr. D Scolt Edward

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  58. identicon
    fortis hospital, Jan 17th, 2016 @ 11:29pm

    FORTIS HOSPITAL WE NEED urgent kidney IMMEDIATE CONTACT THIS ID fortishospital01@gmail.com
    call us at +917387486990

    WE OFFER 200,000.00 USD = 13,423,509.58 INR DEPEND ON SO MAIL US

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  59. identicon
    hvachitaryan.john, Jan 18th, 2016 @ 3:09am

    The World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 Global Status Report on Kidney for sell due to lack of money and poverty.
    Are you in debt? Do you need to raise cash for health care costs or paying debts or in a state of financial breakdown?
    Every country citizen is Award of Twenty five thousand dollar ($450,000.00) usd to stop selling there life, stealing, and cheating.
    public Male or Female 100% serious To get your Award contact: Name Dr Hvachitaryan John TRANSPLANT HOSPITAL
    hvachitaryan.john@yahoo.in contact: +919901480763 hesitate to contact us via :

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  60. identicon
    Dan Patrick, Jan 22nd, 2016 @ 1:56pm

    Please Kindly contact us for immediate response

    Dr. Dan Patrick: 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 $500,000.00 US Dollars.The National foundation is currently buying healthy kidney.My name is Dr Dan Patrick, i'm 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 kidneys please don't hesitate to contact us via Email: dr.danpatrick.neph@gmail.com

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  61. identicon
    Dan Patrick, Jan 22nd, 2016 @ 2:09pm

    Please Kindly contact us for immediate response

    I'm Doctor Dan Patrick by name one of Lilavati Specialist 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 and selling 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 Lilavati specialist hospital are specialized in organs Surgery and as a donor there is no risk in it,And we are located in India, Africa, USA and in Malaysia, but our head office is in USA. And this is our email: dr.danpatrick.neph@gmail.com

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  62. identicon
    D Scolt Edward, Jan 22nd, 2016 @ 9:29pm

    Attention:

    Hosmat Hospital is urgently in need for kidney donors with awarded amount of ( 40,00,000 LAKHS INDIA RUPEES. ) Interested person should kindly contact us and you will be highly rewarded with this amount. All email should be send to: scoltedward@gmail.com

    Our Email: scoltedward@gmail.com
    Phone Number: +91-914-876-0684
    Dr. D Scolt Edward

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  63. identicon
    pinchu kumar, Mar 3rd, 2016 @ 2:22pm

    kidney

    I sell my kidney AB+ve Age 31yr old plz call me +919855582007

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  64. identicon
    Micheal, Apr 22nd, 2016 @ 1:42pm

    GOOD NEWS

    Hello every body my name is Micheal Brown a citizen of Nepal.
    i am here to publish to the world how i became rich after selling my
    kidney to one Doctor Williams, we met on internet and negotiated on buying one of my kidney and i accepted to donate one of my kidney for money which brought him buying one of my kidney for 300,000 dollars
    and even paid me half of this amount before the operation took place here in India and the balance was given to me cash after the operation,now i am bold to say i can never be poor again in life.
    Advice you to meet him on dr.williams07@hotmail.com for your dream come through once more write him via dr.williams07@hotmail.com

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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