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, 3 Sep 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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    Mike (profile), 3 Sep 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, 2 Aug 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
    Jonathan Male 32, 16 Feb 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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    iggo, 17 Mar 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.
    Contact me at grglb649@gmail.com

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    shineshinda (profile), 21 Apr 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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    angeleyes, 21 Apr 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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    Anni Nominous, 4 Jun 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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    luke mckirdy, 27 Jul 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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  10. identicon
    ahmad, 20 Aug 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.

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    shobi80, 6 Dec 2010 @ 9:37am


    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.

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    Alex, 7 Mar 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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    Regan dicarlo, 30 Mar 2011 @ 4:18pm


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    Dare, 6 Jun 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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    eric, 30 Oct 2011 @ 12:43am

    kidney for sale!

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

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Dec 2011 @ 8:55am

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

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  17. identicon
    Andrew Howe, 5 Oct 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 Ł7000 for it

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    TT, 4 Aug 2013 @ 10:03am

    O positive

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

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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Mar 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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    m, 30 May 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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    m, 30 May 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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  22. identicon
    Matti Tiitinen, 11 Nov 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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    abdul, 1 Nov 2016 @ 5:56am

    I'm looking for kidney donors,Very urgently. B ve ,O ve and A ve with India passports/ Voters card or Pan-card and age should be more than 19 years. Interested people contact me at Email:abdulrazck17@gmail.com
    Dr razk

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  24. identicon
    Attila, 2 Mar 2017 @ 12:26pm

    Attention everyone kidney sale !!!!!!
    Very urgently sell my kidney is urgently looking for a receiver to my kidneys !!!
    49 years old I am completely healthy white European man,
    I got a very difficult position lost my job,
    4 months ago I am unemployed looking for a regular job but because of my age are voting against me, only hitegetnek room, after the job interview I'll let no vain looking forward to the application because has not responded to a single location,
    In my country at the age of 49 is impossible because everywhere inability to find a job to work for young workers employed in seeking,
    The family raises bank lending my house I can not pay back in monthly installments to the bank,
    In my family, my wife and my child is a minor, only two can sustain occasional work to find out which healthy living,
    Full hopeless my situation is hopeless because the bank's four monthly installments due to the lack of the total loan amount lads calls for payment as otherwise lost my house to be auctioned off,
    The bank then given a reprieve evicted together with my family, my parents are no longer living dead brother is not no one who could help in the housing, 31 March 2017
    All my life I have worked honestly fairly small with little money,
    I have built with their own hands up to my family in a small but comfortable home,
    Feeling so bad that 16 years of hard work going to waste what I invested in my house,
    Please, I beg you very much for helping me and my family that young men remain in the family,
    If we are evicted and homeless children in my foster home be confiscated,
    All my desire that families get together and stay together we may experience if I could not bear to take away from my children from me,
    I'll do anything for my family, give love a happy family live in a safe home Peaceful apartment
    I beg asking for help to buy or sell a kidney !!!
    49 years completely healthy, is not my disease, not alcohol, smoking 1-2 pieces a day,
    My blood type is RH0 + !!!
    I have a valid passport !!
    I CAN IMMEDIATELY AFTER convention business travel !!
    Primarily in Europe or any country, I am willing to travel!
    I'm looking to make the trip, visa sorted out !!
    Because I'm looking for an interpreter Help !!!
    I'm looking for the full trip, accompanied by preparation!
    Kidney sale without a deal with Full anonymously secret discreetly Administration,
    The kidney is priced at $ 500,000 USD !!!
    Anyone who buys, Or $ 500,000 USD will help you sell your kidney forup to 31 March 2017 !!
    The person giving $ 30.000 USD reward !!!!!!!!!!
    The reward, only ONLY 31 March 2017 !!!!!!!!
    The reward will be paid out after a successful surgery and a full cash payment AFTER a kidney transplant !!
    Only Serious People look for a reliable fair !!!!!!!!!!!
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    Kerem beg you help me and my family !!
    Thank you for reading my invitation to those seeking help,
    I look forward messages !!!
    The availability of e-mail: attila007600@gmail.com

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  25. identicon
    DR IYAMADAN, 5 Mar 2017 @ 2:41am


    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 Iyama Dan, 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 kidney’s please don’t hesitate to contact us via Email : Iyamadan33@gmail.com Need Genuine Donors. Waiting for your responds….. Best Regards…. Dr Iyama Dan

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  26. identicon
    Ian Hoffman, 5 Mar 2017 @ 3:30am


    Fortis Hospital & Kidney Institute (FHKI), Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata, is the first of its kind medical centre for renal care in East India. Dedicated to urology and nephrology, FHKI is a 43 bed super-speciality hospital which commenced operations in 1999.
    Since then, we have performed a number of kidney surgeries in East India, including the first successful laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in kidney transplant. We are also the pioneers of non-invasive procedures for removal of kidney stones by installing the first lithotripter machine in the region. Today, we are acclaimed as the tertiary referral centre for renal diseases and the preferred destination for renal transplants, not just in East India, but across India and the neighbouring countries.
    Our approach, based on patient centricity, integrity, teamwork, ownership and innovation, combines compassionate patient care with clinical excellence, to achieve a single-minded objective of saving and enriching lives.
    In line with our longstanding policy of saving lives, we are currently seeking geniune kidney donations. Genuine donors should please contact the office of the chief consultant. Email: fhki@consultant.com

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