Human Kidney

You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

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Kidney Disease

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

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Alport Syndrome Diagnosis

Women with Alport Syndrome may think that they are only carriers of a mutation and have no need for regular monitoring. The fact is that over 95% of women with Alport Syndrome have blood in the urine, so they have the disease. Although the risk of kidney failure is much lower in women with Alport Syndrome compared to men, there is a significant risk.

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Revealed: I Want to Sell My Kidney for £75,000 on FACEBOOK

TERMINALLY-ill Brits are buying kidneys from desperately poor donors on Facebook . And criminal gangs are cashing in on the trade by setting up deals to flog kidneys for transplants. Some penniless people are so desperate for money just to survive they are willing to sell their organs on Facebook for as little as £1200. […]

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Kidney Donation For Money: Idea of Selling Organs Gains Ground

Preston Jenson did something most people don’t.  He gave a kidney to someone he never met. “I’ve never really thought about being compensated or anything like that, so, I think for me it’s more about the helping,” he said. Jenson’s medical expenses for the surgery were covered, but there were other costs. Jenson used his […]

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Alport Syndrome Diagnosis

Early and accurate diagnosis is important for early intervention in Alport Syndrome, regardless of gender. “It is just as important to diagnose Alport Syndrome in girls as in boys,” according to Dr. Clifford Kashtan. “Alport families know that affected boys will someday develop kidney failure, but they often believe that affected girls have no risk […]

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Living Donor Kidney Evaluation

Donating a kidney to another individual is an act of great kindness. Nearly half of the kidneys transplanted at Massachusetts General Hospital are given by living donors—family members, friends, co-workers and donors who are unknown to the recipient. Individuals who wish to become living kidney donors undergo a three-part evaluation process, as described below. Our […]

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Medicines to Treat Kidney Disease

People with kidney disease often take medicines to lower blood pressure, control blood glucose, and lower blood cholesterol. Two types of blood pressure medicines – ACE inhibitors and ARBs – may slow kidney disease and delay kidney failure, even in people who don’t have high blood pressure. The most important step you can take to […]

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Kidney Health Q & A

Q: What are the kidneys and what do they do? A: Each person who has undergone normal development has two kidneys about the size of a fist on either side of the spine. The kidney is both a filtering unit and a processing unit. About 200 quarts of fluid pass through the kidneys every 24 […]

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Kidney Market Information

Kidney Market Information

Buy A Kidney, Sell A Kidney. Sorry, but transacting kidneys is illegal except in Iran.

People are dying everyday because they suffer from End State Renal Disease (ESRD). The diagnosis of ESRD is when both kidneys have failed. In order to survive, the patient needs kidney dialysis or a transplant. The wait list for a transplant is over 4 years! Over 100,000 people are on a waiting list for a new kidney.

Organ trafficking is the buying and selling of kidneys, livers and other human organs. Listed below are prices of organs and kidneys sold on the black market.The cost to buy and sell a kidney and other organs are based upon open source documents. The organ trafficking facts were taken from news stories, medical publications and other public reports about the illegal organ trade. The amount of money that was paid for the organ or the money paid to the donor who sold the kidney is listed in U.S. Dollars

And do you know how much kidney dialysis treatment is for End State Renal Disease? Up to $100,000 per year per person

Another Fact: The world desperately needs donors, but the number of donors with ESRD is drastically decreasing.

What does all this mean?

It means that there is a huge shortage of kidneys and without donors, people are dying at an increasing rate.

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