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06/01/2012

More Families Seek Kidney Donations on Facebook

External Link - Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

More patients and families are using Facebook to seek kidney donations, but it’s not clear if doing do improves the chances of obtaining a donor organ, a new study finds. They noted a number of ethical concerns. Three percent of the pages received offers to sell kidneys, mostly from people in Third World countries. Would-be donors typically asked for $30,000 to $40,000. Selling organs is illegal.

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