Oh Negative: Man Selling Kidney on Craigslist

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    TK
    A kidney transplant operation.

    In these tough economic times, when everything costs an arm and a leg, it may come as no surprise that a San Diego man is, allegedly, selling a kidney for $100,000.

    In a posting on Craigslist.org, Monday afternoon the “22 y/o white male, 170 lbs PERFECTLY HEALTHY!! Non-drinker” offered the organ.

    “Blood type is O positive. I am the most common blood type. Willing to let my kidney for a donation of $100,000 obo plus any medical expenses,” said the poster.

    The posting was still up at at least 6 p.m. Monday at http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/for/1018414374.html.

    The young man notes that he would “Would like to sell it to someone younger preferably.  Would love to give someone extra life!!”

    The posting was removed as of 8:30 am, PST. Craiglist’s list of prohibited or restricted items specifically bans  “blood, bodily fluids or body parts.”