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Would you donate/sale your kidney--to a relative? Or just anyone that needs it?
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I was overhearing a conversation(more like gossip) between my mom and her sisters.
One came up, of a relative of hers who basically sold her kidney to another family relative.
No, she didn't donate her healthy kidney, she sold it.

Personally, I probably wouldn't.
But maybe.
Posted 12/28/12 , edited 12/28/12
Your kidney? You've established that people only have one kidney to begin with, when in most cases, we have two of them.

I have donor on my driver's license. I would give a kidney for a loved one, so that they may have either one or maybe two whole kidneys. We typically just need one. Two preferably. I'd feel so empty without two kidneys.

Three kidneys is way out. Any more than two is preposterous. A cow may have multiple stomachs beyond the count of three, but kidneys in humans need not exceed two. I mean, where would you put it? Sew it to the outside of the body? Expose it to biting insects and sunlight? I do say that an external kidney would serve no practical purpose.

Four kidneys is just retarded and selfish. Any more than that is just plain demented.
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To be honest if give a kidney to anyone if they desperately needed it - I'm straight edge which means I don't drink anyway. So it wouldn't be much of a lifestyle change for me
Id appreciate it if someone would do the same for me - so yeah I'd probually donate my kidney to a stranger
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Posted 12/28/12

a619ko wrote:

I was overhearing a conversation(more like gossip) between my mom and her sisters.
One came up, of a relative of hers who basically sold her kidney to another family relative.
No, she didn't donate her healthy kidney, she sold it.

Personally, I probably wouldn't.
But maybe.


why not I have 2 lol. It would suck if your kidney was stolen.
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Posted 12/28/12
My kidneys are pretty healthy and I don't drink that much so I could live comfortably having given up a kidney.
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I work with someone who donated his kidney. His uncle was on the list to receive a kidney, but he was further down the list. By my coworker donating his, they moved his uncle to the top of the list.
I learned a lot about the procedure that I didn't know. First, if you want to donate that is fine, but it won't necessarily be your family member to receive it.
Second, they do not remove the sick person's existing kidney(s), they just implant the new one. So in the instance of my coworker's uncle, his uncle now has two partially working kidneys, and one properly working one.
My coworker didn't have to give up drinking - he drinks one or two alcoholic drinks a night.

I don't know about selling your kidney though...I don't even know if that is an option.
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Posted 12/28/12
My kidney's are mine, I need them to drink and live my unhealthy lifestyle.
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In the words of john lock '' You want your damn thirty dollars back? I WANT MY KIDNEY BACK!"
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Err they probably wouldnt want mine since whenever I'm in UK I get hammered every chance I get ^^;;
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39 / M / Utah
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Donating your kidney can reduce your own lifespan. Giving one to a stranger is not an option in my book.
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I need both my kidneys. I have enough health problems as it is.....but if it was for one of my kids i wouldn't think twice about it, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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I can't speak to practices in other countries, but in the United States, buying/selling of organs for transplantation is illegal outright. No one can be forced to donate, nor can anyone be paid to donate. As previously mentioned, you can be a living donor of an organ (or part of an organ in some cases), but you should know and consider the potential risks and costs involved before you do it. While you can certainly survive and even thrive with one healthy kidney, donating a kidney and having only one kidney remaining is not without risk. You can do directed donations for family members if you and your intended recipient match. You can also donate to complete strangers. For kidney transplants, the recipient's kidneys are generally not removed; in medical school, I remember seeing an X-ray from a person with, if I recall correctly, four kidneys. In short, there's no good reason to remove them, so why subject the recipient to the risk? For other organs like liver and lung, though, the organ being replaced (which is typically quite diseased) is removed.

Incidentally, drinking alcohol will damage your liver, not so much your kidneys.
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Doesn't really matter which organ it is, until I'm dead you're not going to get it unless you're someone I care about. If you are then one of my kidney's or 1/2 of my liver (yes folks the liver can be divided) isn't out of the question. After death...take what you need and burn the rest, I certainly don't need it any longer.
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Posted 12/31/12
To someone who's worth it.
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I have no idea
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