New York Post:
Dozens of notes stuck to an abandoned building opposite a hospital in
Tehran tell a devastating story: Iranians who have fallen on hard times
are offering to sell their organs for cash.
“I’m a 37-year-old who is ready to sell my kidney because of debt and
financial problems,” read one note, which included a phone number and
The author is Asghar, a 37-year-old textile worker who lives with his wife on the outskirts of Tehran.
“If I could avoid doing this, I would,” he told The Sunday Times of
London, explaining that his factory job stopped paying his wages because
the clothes they made weren’t selling.
Asghar has received a few bids for his kidney, the highest being about $1,950.