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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    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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    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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    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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    shruti, Jan 24th, 2009 @ 1:49am

    sell my 1 kidney

     

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

    Kidney

     

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    victoria, Jun 5th, 2013 @ 12:50am

    fraud! fraud! fraud!

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

     

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    TT, Aug 4th, 2013 @ 10:03am

    O positive

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

     

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    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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    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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      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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    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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    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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    javed, Oct 14th, 2014 @ 11:07pm

    Re: I'm willing to buy

    you still need it? khan5473@yahoo.com

     

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    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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    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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    fatim, Apr 13th, 2015 @ 11:00pm

     

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    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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