Indonesia: Internet facilitates illegal kidney trade–Thomas sells kidney through internet website to pay for mother’s hospitalization

by IRIN News

Thomas, 30, said mounting debt forced him to take the desperate step of selling a kidney on the internet for 300 million rupiah (US$32,400).
“I have to take my chances because that’s the only way I can get the money to pay off my debt,” Thomas, who declined to give his surname, told IRIN by telephone.