And we thought we had it bad.
Cash-strapped Brittons are now selling their kidneys to pay for their mortgages and other debts
The donors are charging up to £60,000, an investigation found, according to The Daily Mail, and face up to three year in prison.
One is taxi driver who is selling his kidneys over the internet and wants £25,000 to pay credit card bills and get a new kitchen.
Another is a 26-year-old with £20,000 in debt when a business collapsed.
“At the moment my situation is dire. I need to pay my debts, otherwise my life is just…not going to get any better. I’ve made my choice. I can’t see any other option,” he told an undercover reporter, according to The Daily Mail.
The lesson: the kidney trade happens no matter what. Let’s make it safe and legal.
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