Is it actually legal to sell a kidney?

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Can you actually 'donate' a kidney in exchange for money to real doctors on like the NHS or something?

And what would be the going rate for a healthy kidney?
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so turns out in the UK it is illegal to sell a kidney. nonetheless the going rate is £60,000 on the black market.

Who would consider it?
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I wouldn't sell my body because it's too posh for most people.
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(Original post by swarly)
so turns out in the UK it is illegal to sell a kidney. nonetheless the going rate is £60,000 on the black market.

Who would consider it?
Nice research :yy:

Personally, I am enjoying my two-kidney situation.

£60,000 wouldn't even get you half a house round these parts.
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£60,000 is terrible value to give away one of your kidneys.
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
Nice research :yy:

Personally, I am enjoying my two-kidney situation.

£60,000 wouldn't even get you half a house round these parts.
essentially you're sitting on an asset worth £60,000 and not using it.

imagine owning a rock, but you could never use it for anything functional, or do anything with it; nonetheless you could sell it for £60,000. would you do it?

60 thou tax free is a life changing amount of money.
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(Original post by Genocidal)
£60,000 is terrible value to give away one of your kidneys.
I would have thought it'd be worth a lot more than that, to be honest.
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(Original post by Genocidal)
£60,000 is terrible value to give away one of your kidneys.
but you only need one...

worst case scenario, you invest the money, and if you ever need another kidney, you just buy it back with the money you invested, and still have profit left over.
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but you only need one...

worst case scenario, you invest the money, and if you ever need another kidney, you just buy it back with the money you invested, and still have profit left over.
I don't think you can just swap your kidneys in and out like that :lolwut:
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
I don't think you can just swap your kidneys in and out like that :lolwut:
but regardless, you only need one kidney. why not just sell the other?
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Far better ways to get £60k
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but regardless, you only need one kidney. why not just sell the other?
What if I have a freak accident which damages my one kidney?? £60k will be useless to me then
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Far better ways to get £60k
you're sitting on a dead asset tho, why not get money for it?
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
What if I have a freak accident which damages my one kidney?? £60k will be useless to me then
Get a kidney transplant from another monkey :lol:
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
What if I have a freak accident which damages my one kidney?? £60k will be useless to me then
pretty sure you can buy one back. if you sold yours to someone who needed it, pretty sure you could buy one back when you need it.

but essentially its a matter of accounting.
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pretty sure you can buy one back. if you sold yours to someone who needed it, pretty sure you could buy one back when you need it.

but essentially its a matter of accounting.
Once you've had a kidney removed, can you put a new kidney back in the same place...? Won't all the connecting parts be gone?

(Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
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You know about these things.
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pretty sure you can buy one back. if you sold yours to someone who needed it, pretty sure you could buy one back when you need it.

but essentially its a matter of accounting.
You're not a medic, are you? Go look up the ramifications of a kidney transplant and you'll realise it's no where near as simple as just "getting another one". This is even assuming they could find a match in time (if you lost your only kidney in a traumatic incident for example).
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(Original post by Genocidal)
£60,000 is terrible value to give away one of your kidneys.

It's actually quite expensive for a single kidney.


You'd probably fetch more if you sold a portion of your liver.
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
Once you've had a kidney removed, can you put a new kidney back in the same place...? Won't all the connecting parts be gone?



You know about these things.
im assuming the fact that your kidney can go into someone else, also means someone elses kidney can go into you.

i dont see why not?

at one point there connecting points will have to be cut too?

Also, all of this is a tangent. it is unlikely you will need another one, when you only needed one in the first place anyway.
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(Original post by RollerBall)
You're not a medic, are you? Go look up the ramifications of a kidney transplant and you'll realise it's no where near as simple as just "getting another one". This is even assuming they could find a match in time (if you lost your only kidney in a traumatic incident for example).
no lol.

but you only need one kidney, so this talk of having to find another one is quite irrelevant, no?

anyway at 60k, the risk/reward is there.

if you've ever been on the dark web, you'd see how cheaply people are willing to kill others, and how little value there can be placed on life.
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