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Chinese Take-Away

by | 12th, December 2005

‘PSST! Wanna buy a kidney? What about pair of eyes? A liver? Goes lovely with a drop of chianti and fava beans.

Chang would’ve wanted it this way

It’s a kind of Chinese take-away of human parts, as the Mail reports on the British patients who are buying organs donated by executed prisoners.

The Mail says that up to ten patients are believed to have travelled to China to get their hands (or someone else’s) on replacement kidneys removed from Death Row inmates before they are shot.

Operations cost £23,000 and are being advertised by an Internet company called

“Where do the kidneys come from?” asks the company’s blurb. “A kidney comes from a dead person and, in the majority of cases in China, the dead people are prisoners, which allows us to know at least two weeks ahead of time when the kidney will be ready.”

And the good news that China has a huge population and lots of bourgeois recidivist donors. And plenty of prawn crackers to keep you happy while you wait…’

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