Anorak News | Donor Kebab

Donor Kebab

by | 4th, December 2003

‘WHILE most of us make do with turkey at Christmas, one lucky diner is being the offered to chance to feast on Peter Randall’s kidney.

”Can you just take enough for a new Playstation?”

Of course, you don’t have to eat it – you can just look it, frame it or even put it on the table as an interesting centrepiece.

For a hundred grand it can be yours to use as you deem fit.

And, as the Sun tells us, if you buy the organ over the Internet for the full recommended retail price of £100,000, you will be helping Peter’s daughter, six-year-old Alice, get the very best medical treatment for her cerebral palsy.

It’s the kind of story that divides opinion, as the Sun duly employs its health editor to remind us that this is a big decision and a medical type to tell us that it’s all fine and good.

While the paper debates the rights and wrongs of this modern fable, in which Alice reprises the role of Tiny Tim and dad’s Bob Cratchit poses for the cameras, other parents think on.

If Mr Randall’s 49-year-old kidney is worth six figures, buying that computer for junior need not cost the proverbial arm and a leg, just a lung or a foot.

But be warned – once you start giving you might not be able to stop.

The Express say that the contents of an average 16-year-old’s room are worth £3,305 in clothes and electronic gadgets.

The survey by insurance firm Axa found that, while the average child lives in a ”bling-bling” world of excess, the average adult bedroom contains just £2,500 worth of kit.

However, most adults do own two good kidneys and other assorted organs, making them all, in donor terms, millionaires.’

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