Organs for $ale

The RobRogers has offered up an intriguing question to Surface Tension – basically, what’s a kidney worth to you?
He is of the opinion I go with Sirius Satellite Radio – and sell my kidney to pick up an 80-gig iPod (20,000 song capacity) for $349.
I say a kidney is worth way more than $349.
If someone wants one of my finely tuned kidneys (hey, I drink at least the recommended eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day), we’re talking tens of thousands of dollars.
I did some looking around, and one kidney (in 2002 dollars) was going for $6,000.
Even that seems kind of cheap.
In 2002, more than 75,000 people needed kidney transplants in the U.S.; only an estimated 23,000 got them.
That, right there, dictates the supply-and-demand nature of selling organs.
Six grand?
I don’t get out of bed for less than $75,000.

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