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Which Organs Can I Live Without, and How Much Cash Can I Get for Them? - First, a disclaimer: Selling your organs is illegal in the United States. It’s also very dangerous. Handing off an organ is risky enough when done in a top hospital, even more so if you’re doing it for cash in a back alley. No, really: Don’t do this. OK? OK.There are many organs one can theoretically do without, or for which there’s a backup. Most folks can spare a kidney, a portion of their liver, a lung, some intestines, and an eyeball, and still live a long life. That said, donating a lung, a piece of liver or a section of intestines is a very complicated surgery, so it’s not done frequently on the black market. And no one’s going to make much cash on an eyeball. “In the U.S., there’s a fairly steady supply of donated corneas from corpses,” says Sean Fitzpatrick, director of public affairs at the New England Organ Bank. “There’s pretty much no market demand for eyes.” Giving up a kidney, though, is a relatively simple surgery that has netted desperate people a few bucks.
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dhh Wrote the following on 02/10/2010 9:58 PM :

I didn't see brain listed... Neo's done just fine without one for years


AZ-NLI Wrote the following on 02/11/2010 11:52 AM :
I make plenty of money. I abduct cats and charge people to watch me torture them. Very lucrative.


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