These Nigerians abroad whose lives have been so unbearable are actively seeking markets to sell their kidneys online and have been making journeys to countries in Asia, – Malaysia and India particularly, to sell usually just one of their two kidneys for over $30,000. Click to continue reading…
The spoil: N5-10 Million, which translates to about $30-60,000 for the vital blood filtering and red blood cell (RBC) generating organ, has become a booming market for them.
Researchers have just discovered that there is a sophisticated online network of vendors, agents, resellers and hunters, who actively seek candidates.
These ‘experts’, we gathered, excavate the organs and ice-box them to the eager transplant centers, thriving with Asians, Middle Easterner’s and Europeans on the waiting list, hoping for that fresh, cheap paupers kidney.
How much do clients pay the harvesting centers for these kidneys? About $100-200,000. And they are teaming on the waiting list. “Sometimes kidneys are harvested with meager remuneration given the ‘donor’, or rather, seller- paid as little as $5,000 for the vital organ and many others die at operation or soon after,” a source said.
As you read this article, there are possibly 1000 Nigerians reading it with you, hoping to find a link to the underground network where they can get the hook-up to sell their organs. It is that bad.
What do we call this? Do we say they are desperate to make money or poverty in our country?