A Perth woman has advertised in a Sunday newspaper for a kidney. The 59-year old grandmother called Gaile said she was unrepentant about the expected controversy over the large, bold advertisement on page 21 of The Sunday Times. She said she advertised for the organ after being on the organ-donation list for a kidney transplant for a decade. Now, she feared she'd be removed from the waiting list because of her age...

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374 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by KikiPeepers

If you needed a new kidney, would you do what this woman did?
A Perth woman has advertised in a Sunday newspaper for a kidney. The 59-year old grandmother called Gaile said she was unrepentant about the expected controversy over the large, bold advertisement on page 21 of The Sunday Times. She said she advertised for the organ after being on the organ-donation list for a kidney transplant for a decade. Now, she feared she`d be removed from the waiting list because of her age...

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19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/8/03 - 11:43:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
What a smart idea!!! I like it!
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/10/03 - 11:47:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I see nothing wrong with it. Is she offering money for it? It didn't really say. She is just asking for doners. Now in South America there is organ doner trading going on--for cash, and that is different.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/10/03 - 1:45:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I don't think she's paying, she's just trying to find a donor. I think I'd do the same thing if I'd been waiting a decade - kidneys really should be the easiest thing to find; almost every person alive could spare one.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 4:45:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I probably would.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 4:50:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd just steal someone's while they slept.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 5:04:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if they didn't have the Kidney Blocker 2000!
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/11/03 - 5:14:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
So she's a survivor. Good for her.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 5:59:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see anything wrong with it. If she can find someone willing to donate her one of their kidneys it would help her stay alive and the other person wouldn't be any worse off from it, save some recuperation time in the hospital.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 6:05:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's awesome!
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 6:17:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
great idea
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/5/03 - 8:27:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why not? Do what you have to to survive; she's only asking, not taking.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/2/03 - 9:40:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
that is a great idea... and if she was really removed from the list because of her age... well they deserved to be exposed
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/2/03 - 9:42:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Awesome idea my dad should do that.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/2/03 - 9:43:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
sounds like a good idea to me
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/2/03 - 9:49:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
go grannie go!!!
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 9/27/03 - 3:28:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would, that is a great idea.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 9/27/03 - 3:30:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I suppose if the system isn’t helping you, then it’s okay to do what it takes to help yourself.
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 9/27/03 - 3:37:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why not?
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 10/25/04 - 5:22:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 10/25/04 - 5:24:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Certainly. I'd do everything I could to get a new one.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 10/25/04 - 5:26:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not a bad idea.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 10/25/04 - 5:29:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd rather kill myself.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/13/05 - 10:54:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
yea i probably would
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/12/05 - 12:28:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
If it works, sure.
15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/15/07 - 2:02:26 PM EST (GMT-5)



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