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$22,000 for your kidney, would you do it?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 4, 2008

Having lost his job six months ago, Sulaiman Damanik could not say no when a man came by his village offering 150 million rupiah (S$22,000) for his kidney.

Unemployment, coupled with his elderly parents’ dependence on him for care, made him the perfect target for organ solicitors.

Sulaiman calculated that the money offered was the rough equivalent of 16 1/2 years of work as a labourer in Galang in Medan, Sumatra.

The 26 year-old saw the money as a massive windfall that could potentially end his financial difficulties and enable him to live comfortably for the next few years.

Instead, Sulaiman was caught in Singapore. Another man caught was Toni, 27, who was offered 186 million rupiah (S$29,390). (story)

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