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As the holiday season draws to a close, you might be feeling a little strapped for cash. Would you ever consider selling one of your organs (bodily organs, that is) if you really needed the money?

I feel rather... I feel rather like the man who when asked which organ he would like to keep, said he would like to keep his navel. And when they said "why?", when he said "why"... What's this? When he was asked why, he said, "Because, I have a strange habit. I eat celery in bed... and it's a very convenient place to keep the salt!"
-Gerard Hoffnung at the Oxford Union

The money one might get from selling an organ would be gone before you could say "knife". My body, parts and passions I keep... but I would consider giving away a kidney if it would save a life, particularly of one of my own.


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deckardcanine
Dec. 31st, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
I might consider selling obsolete organs like tonsils, but that's the limit.
ccdesan
Jan. 1st, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Ew!
r_caton
Dec. 31st, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I haven't considered donating organs mainly because I'm like some of the old relics that customers upgrade from....
parts deteriorating without hope of respite, not that they are anygood anyway because they don't fit the later units....major design change at the milooney-um y'see?
Nope, this sows ear just cobbles along....
Bloods different, always being made fresh.
But offering to share body fluids can always be taken the wrong way.....
ccdesan
Jan. 1st, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Aye... I didn't go into whether or not anyone would want something o' mine...
r_caton
Jan. 2nd, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Ach, would ye see haggis disapeeeeeear aff th' face o' th' Earth?

Actually you recall Nina Simone singing "....Got my heart, got my...."

I always mondegreened "I got life" as "I got lights" which given the organ by organ listing seemed more likely.

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