Ever been so desperate for cash that you’ve thought about selling a kidney on the black market? This might make you want to. Even though you REALLY SHOULDN’T.
A website compiled info from FBI and other government reports on how much different body parts have sold for on the black market. And the going rate for a kidney in the U.S. is $262,000. Here’s more on what your body is worth . . .
Kidney, $262,000 in the U.S., $62,000 in China, $15,000 in India.
Small intestine, $2,519.
Pair of eyeballs, $1,525.
Coronary artery, $1,525.
Skull with teeth, $1,200.
Hand and forearm, $385.
Pint of blood, $337 in the U.S., just $25 in India.
Skin, $10 per square inch.
That means, when you die, your body could be harvested for $810,381, not counting your blood or skin, which varies by size. But your skin could get you another $30,000 or so, and your blood could add on around $3,370.
And here’s WHY there’s a black market. In the U.S., there are about 113,100 people currently waiting for an organ transplant . . . and there were 14,144 organs donated in 2011. Eighteen people die every day waiting for a transplant.
We don’t exactly know how you’d go about selling your organs on the black market . . . and even though the money’s good, we wouldn’t recommend finding out. It’s an enormous risk in so many ways.