How much is a new kidney worth on the Red Market?
Not feeling all that energetic this week (same as the last couple). For some reason my haemoglobin is still hanging loose at a miserable 8.2. That is transfusion level, but because I’m on the transplant list, transfusions are off the agenda. Someone else’s blood may introduce more antibodies than I can handle, and move me from a 2% likelihood of a transplant to a big fat zero.
So I am biding my time, taking my weekly EPO dose and hoping for a surprise energy burst anytime now… In the meantime, my gym is sending me “Where are you?” messages and I’m breaking ito a sweat jogging from the kitchen to the bathroom. Though with the daily HB blood tests removing a little of what blood I have, I may be running in a circle.
Since my creative juices tide is on the ebb, I thought it may be interesting to relay some stuff that you may find interesting that other bloggers have sent me: How Much Is Your Body Worth on the Black Market? (Which is now being called the Red Market for obvious reasons.) I don’t re-post stuff from people pushing their own agenda (especially not kidney-for-sale posts or subtle/not-so-subtle internet hucksters). But for some reason this blog gets up to three posts/emails a month from individuals or organisations in easy-going countries offering either to sell kidneys, or to arrange the whole transaction, from finding the donor to the complete transplant.
So this re-post seems appropriate.
Go there for more “pricing” details. Greg