How Much is Your Body Worth?

Selling your organs and other body parts is illegal but it does beg the question; how much could you get for your various bits if it wasn’t? Inspired by this post written by Brian, I decided to try and find out. I’ve only included the parts which could be donated by the living, as you couldn’t exactly profit from donating your own heart…

Kidney

The most common organ to be transplanted, it’s estimated that 3 patients still die each day while waiting for a donor kidney because of a shortage of willing donors. It’s perfectly possible to live a long and healthy life after donating a kidney.

Interestingly, in Iran where selling kidneys for profit is legal, the waiting list for transplants is non-existent.

Payouts vary; kidneys can be sold for anything between $20,000 and $80,000, although as the donor you could expect to receive just a portion of that, with the rest going to cover surgical fees and other expenses. After deductions, you’d be looking at a profit of up to $10,000.

Cornea

The second most common transplanted body part, the cornea has a high success rate because of the lack of blood vessels. Corneas are the clear lens across the front of the eye and are necessary for vision. Most corneas are harvested from cadavers but it is possible, if you want to live with the sight of just one eye, to be a living donor.

The major exporter of corneas is Brazil and the practice reportedly doesn’t pay too well. Donors can typically expect around $7,000 and a loss of depth perception for their trouble.

Liver

Obviously you can’t donate your whole liver and expect to carry on living! However partial donations are possible, albeit risky. Surgeons will, wherever possible, remove the left lobe as there are fewer complications involved than with removal of the right lobe.

Apparently, liver donors could get up to $150,000, but you’d be risking hefty fines and jail time if you got caught. And prison isn’t really the ideal place to recover from liver surgery!

Lung

The lung is another organ for which a partial donation is possible, with the right lung preferred as it avoids the need to manoeuvre around the donor’s heart. Complications can include fluid around the lungs, spitting up blood and non-productive coughs. Needless to say, being a living lung donor requires careful consideration.

Perhaps not surprisingly, it was hard to find out a definite price for a lung donation! However I did manage to find one site which estimates the worth of a human lung as being anything up to $116,000. Presumably that’s for a full lung, which would be much harder to part with than a partial one if you planned on living a good life with the money you’d earn…

Blood

Donating blood and plasma for compensation is legal in the US. It’s the simplest form of donation and you can earn between $20 and $40 each time you give blood. It’s recommended that you don’t donate too often, although guidelines do vary: in the UK you can only give blood every 16 weeks, whereas in the US a gap of 54 days is recommended.

Plasma, the substance which carries vitamins through your bloodstream, can be donated at the same time or in a separate donation. Unlike blood, plasma can be donated up to twice a week, with donors getting paid roughly $20-$25 for the first session and $30-$45 for the second.

Bone Marrow

Next to blood and sperm, this is perhaps the simplest of all the body parts to donate, and donors report a fast recovery time of just 5 days while their body regenerates the marrow.

Originally classified as an organ, it’s technically illegal to receive financial reward for donating marrow. However, a new ruling passed in December 2011 states that some donors can now receive cash for their marrow; depending on the amount taken this could be anywhere from $125 to $450.

Sperm/Eggs

Donating sperm is not as simple as walking into a clinic, ‘doing your stuff’ to some girly mags and trotting out, cash in hand. A donor needs to fit certain very specific criteria regarding height, colouring and education level, then provide a sample to check the quality of the ‘swimmers’. If the candidate gets accepted to become a regular donor, he will need to commit to a minimum 6 months contract, making one or two deposits each week.

Depending on the clinic, you could be paid between $35-$50 per deposit…but you don’t get the cash right away. Instead, the clinic ‘freezes your assets’ – as it were – and holds onto the money until 6 months after your contract finishes, and then you only get the money if your swimmers are still healthy after defrosting.

Women can donate their eggs, or ova, but the procedure obviously isn’t as simple! Egg donation involves injecting yourself with a stimulant hormone to boost egg production prior to them being harvested from your ovaries.

The compensation an egg donor receives varies greatly between countries. In the US the going rate can be anywhere from $2,000-$10,000, whereas in the UK the maximum a donor can currently get paid is £250 (a little less than $390). However this sum is under review and may be increased in the near future.

To sum up (taking the highest values found):

Kidneys                        $10,000

Cornea                         $7,000

Liver                            $150,000

Lung                            $116,000

Blood                           $240 per year for blood

Plasma                        $3640 assuming 2 donations every week for a year

Bone Marrow               $450

Sperm                          $2600 assuming 2 deposits per week for 6 months

Ova                              $10,000

Total  worth (men)       $289,930

Total worth (women)    $297,330

As far as debt management goes, selling your body probably isn’t the most ethical way to do it, but it’s comforting to know that you’re worth so much!

Written by Louise Tillotson from MoneySupermarket, a price comparison site in the UK. No, we don’t compare body parts!

64 Responses to How Much is Your Body Worth?
  1. Dr. Morgan Jackson
    June 4, 2017 | 10:53 pm

    Do you want to sell your kidney for money? Our hospital is specialized in Kidney Surgery/transplant and other organ treatment,will are urgently in need for O+ve, A+ve and B+ve kidney donors with or without passport and we shall offer you a handsome amount of $308,000.00 US dollars. Any interested person should kindly contact us via email:
    (drmorganjacksonconsultant@gmail.com)

  2. DR JAMES
    June 29, 2017 | 3:20 pm

    Do you want to sell your kidney urgently or donate your kidney? Do you
    need a kidney donor? You can contact us on via email:
    ufuakidneyfoundation@gmail.com or whatsapp tell:+2348055547954 .
    note only serious people are needed here
    Dr. James

  3. Mathilda lydia
    July 26, 2017 | 12:46 am

    I’m Mathilda lydia by name. I live in Munich,{Germany} i want to use this medium to alert everyone who want to sell his/her kidney to be very careful because there are scammers everywhere.Few months ago I was financially strained, and due to my desperation I was scammed by several online kidney hospital clinics. I had almost lost hope until a friend of mine referred me to a very reliable Clinic called Lorena Kidney Clinic where i finally got a secured amount for the selling of my kidney of 500,000.00 Euro under hours without any stress. If you are in need of where to sell your kidney just contact them now via: {lorenakidneyclinic@gmail.com} I‘m using this medium to alert everyone who want to sell his/her kidney because of the hell I passed through in the hands of those fraudulent Hospitals. And I don’t wish even my enemy to pass through such hell that I passed through in the hands of those fraudulent online Hospitals, i will also want you to help me pass this information to others who are also in need and looking for where to sell their kidney for money once you have also receive your payment from Lorena Kidney Clinic, i pray that God should bless them and give them more grace to help us all.

    God bless this company forever.

    Mathilda lydia

    Testimony on how i sold my kidney.

  4. damian
    August 4, 2017 | 7:19 pm

    Dear sir/madam, this to inform the general public that we now deals on
    buy/selling of kidneys, that we are specialize in selling and buying
    various parts of the body like, liver, kidney, hearts and other
    delicate parts of the body, so we have equip hospitals, and our
    doctors are well train, don’t be afraid about the surgery is life
    freed operation, so if you anybody is interested about it should
    quickly contact our officials on damianwood986@gmail.com
    thanks

  5. Dr Lawson Paul
    August 11, 2017 | 12:00 am

    Are you interested in selling your organ for the sum of $800,000.00 cash contact us. My name is Dr Lawson Paul, am a Neurologist in India,we need genuine donor,via lawsonpaul19@gmail.com Dr Lawson Paul 00918892945037

  6. dr gomez
    September 7, 2017 | 6:17 am

    Dear Sir /Madam,

    Do you want to sell your kidney? Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then contact us today and we shall offer you good amount for your Kidney. My name is DR Gomez am a Nephrologist in LORENA KIDNEY CLINIC. We specialized in Kidney Surgery and we also deal with buying and transplantation of kidneys with a living an corresponding donor. We are located in Indian, Turkey, Nigeria, USA, Malaysia,Indonesia,Ghana,Poland,Spain. If you are interested in selling or buying kidney’s please on’t hesitate to contact us via email:(DRGOMEZJOHNSON27@GMAIL.COM)

  7. Dr Davis Morgan
    September 11, 2017 | 2:55 am

    Dr. Davis Morgan

  8. Leo Gomez
    September 19, 2017 | 7:49 pm

    Dear Sir /Madam,
    Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down. Contact us with your following information’s for more details today and we shall offer you good amount of money for your Kidney.

    Name:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Blood group:
    Date of Birth:
    Telephone Number:
    Country:

    NOTE: WE WILL BUY YOUR KIDNEY FOR A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $250,000 United State Dollars

    Dr. Leo Gomez
    kennephrologist1@gmail.com

  9. DR MAX NEWTON
    September 21, 2017 | 11:16 pm

    Body organ needed urgently at Apollo Hospital my name is Dr Max Newton ,we offer 700,000 usd contact me via whatsapp number: +917676505791.
    email:apollohospital177@gmail.com

  10. Doctor Richard Smitt
    September 25, 2017 | 9:33 pm

    Sai Sri Hospital is urgently in need of kidney donors with A,O,or B blood, Donors will be awarded with the amount of($390,000.00). We are located in Malaysia, Canada, South Africa,India ,UK Turkey and all over UAE, Interested person should kindly contact us and you will be highly rewarded with this amount immediately. All email should be send to:saisrikidneydepartment@gmail.com WhatsApp number: +918525001532 Call @ +919677354815 Doctor Richard Smitt

  11. Davies Murray
    September 28, 2017 | 11:49 am

    You are welcome to Kidney Bank , a Specialist hospital that buys kidney. Do you wish to sell your kidney in exchange of money? This is an opportunity to sell for $ 900,000.00 dollars If yes. Then contact Dr Davies M today to get a reliable and good transaction for good money. Contact via below information
    email: Kidneyhouse711@hotmail.com

  12. Davies Murray
    September 28, 2017 | 11:50 am

    You are welcome to Kidney Bank , a Specialist hospital that buys kidney. Do you wish to sell your kidney in exchange of money? This is an opportunity to sell for $ 900,000.00 dollars If yes. Then contact Dr Davies M today to get a reliable and good transaction for good money. Contact via below information
    email: Kidneyhouse711@hotmail.com
    ,,

  13. Dr.Michael Omidi
    October 3, 2017 | 12:29 am

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    My name is Dr. Michael Omidi. Am a Phrenologist in Speciality Kidney Care.
    Our Hospital is specialized in Kidney Surgeries and we also deal with Buying and
    Transplantation of kidneys with a corresponding Donor.
    Donors will be awarded with the amount of($900,000.00 U.S Dollars).
    We are Located in Indian, UK and Malaysia.
    If you are interested in Selling or Buying Kidney’s please don’t hesitate to Contact Us
    Via email: specialitykidneycare01@gmail.com for more info.
    You are all welcome…..

    Best Regards,
    Waiting for your responds,
    Dr.Michael Omidi.

  14. hospital cares
    October 13, 2017 | 1:29 pm

    Are you interested is selling your human parts such as k1dnney, Blood,L1vers, with sum $450,000.00 USD We are urgently in need of 0gans,For details WhatsApp: +91 739 588 2427 Mobile +91 739 588 2427 via email:hospitalcares409@gmail.com

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How Much is Your Body Worth?

Selling your organs and other body parts is illegal but it does beg the question; how much could you get for your various bits if it wasn’t? Inspired by this post written by Brian, I decided to try and find out. I’ve only included the parts which could be donated by the living, as you couldn’t exactly profit from donating your own heart…

Kidney

The most common organ to be transplanted, it’s estimated that 3 patients still die each day while waiting for a donor kidney because of a shortage of willing donors. It’s perfectly possible to live a long and healthy life after donating a kidney.

Interestingly, in Iran where selling kidneys for profit is legal, the waiting list for transplants is non-existent.

Payouts vary; kidneys can be sold for anything between $20,000 and $80,000, although as the donor you could expect to receive just a portion of that, with the rest going to cover surgical fees and other expenses. After deductions, you’d be looking at a profit of up to $10,000.

Cornea

The second most common transplanted body part, the cornea has a high success rate because of the lack of blood vessels. Corneas are the clear lens across the front of the eye and are necessary for vision. Most corneas are harvested from cadavers but it is possible, if you want to live with the sight of just one eye, to be a living donor.

The major exporter of corneas is Brazil and the practice reportedly doesn’t pay too well. Donors can typically expect around $7,000 and a loss of depth perception for their trouble.

Liver

Obviously you can’t donate your whole liver and expect to carry on living! However partial donations are possible, albeit risky. Surgeons will, wherever possible, remove the left lobe as there are fewer complications involved than with removal of the right lobe.

Apparently, liver donors could get up to $150,000, but you’d be risking hefty fines and jail time if you got caught. And prison isn’t really the ideal place to recover from liver surgery!

Lung

The lung is another organ for which a partial donation is possible, with the right lung preferred as it avoids the need to manoeuvre around the donor’s heart. Complications can include fluid around the lungs, spitting up blood and non-productive coughs. Needless to say, being a living lung donor requires careful consideration.

Perhaps not surprisingly, it was hard to find out a definite price for a lung donation! However I did manage to find one site which estimates the worth of a human lung as being anything up to $116,000. Presumably that’s for a full lung, which would be much harder to part with than a partial one if you planned on living a good life with the money you’d earn…

Blood

Donating blood and plasma for compensation is legal in the US. It’s the simplest form of donation and you can earn between $20 and $40 each time you give blood. It’s recommended that you don’t donate too often, although guidelines do vary: in the UK you can only give blood every 16 weeks, whereas in the US a gap of 54 days is recommended.

Plasma, the substance which carries vitamins through your bloodstream, can be donated at the same time or in a separate donation. Unlike blood, plasma can be donated up to twice a week, with donors getting paid roughly $20-$25 for the first session and $30-$45 for the second.

Bone Marrow

Next to blood and sperm, this is perhaps the simplest of all the body parts to donate, and donors report a fast recovery time of just 5 days while their body regenerates the marrow.

Originally classified as an organ, it’s technically illegal to receive financial reward for donating marrow. However, a new ruling passed in December 2011 states that some donors can now receive cash for their marrow; depending on the amount taken this could be anywhere from $125 to $450.

Sperm/Eggs

Donating sperm is not as simple as walking into a clinic, ‘doing your stuff’ to some girly mags and trotting out, cash in hand. A donor needs to fit certain very specific criteria regarding height, colouring and education level, then provide a sample to check the quality of the ‘swimmers’. If the candidate gets accepted to become a regular donor, he will need to commit to a minimum 6 months contract, making one or two deposits each week.

Depending on the clinic, you could be paid between $35-$50 per deposit…but you don’t get the cash right away. Instead, the clinic ‘freezes your assets’ – as it were – and holds onto the money until 6 months after your contract finishes, and then you only get the money if your swimmers are still healthy after defrosting.

Women can donate their eggs, or ova, but the procedure obviously isn’t as simple! Egg donation involves injecting yourself with a stimulant hormone to boost egg production prior to them being harvested from your ovaries.

The compensation an egg donor receives varies greatly between countries. In the US the going rate can be anywhere from $2,000-$10,000, whereas in the UK the maximum a donor can currently get paid is £250 (a little less than $390). However this sum is under review and may be increased in the near future.

To sum up (taking the highest values found):

Kidneys                        $10,000

Cornea                         $7,000

Liver                            $150,000

Lung                            $116,000

Blood                           $240 per year for blood

Plasma                        $3640 assuming 2 donations every week for a year

Bone Marrow               $450

Sperm                          $2600 assuming 2 deposits per week for 6 months

Ova                              $10,000

Total  worth (men)       $289,930

Total worth (women)    $297,330

As far as debt management goes, selling your body probably isn’t the most ethical way to do it, but it’s comforting to know that you’re worth so much!

Written by Louise Tillotson from MoneySupermarket, a price comparison site in the UK. No, we don’t compare body parts!

64 Responses to How Much is Your Body Worth?
  1. Dr. Morgan Jackson
    June 4, 2017 | 10:53 pm

    Do you want to sell your kidney for money? Our hospital is specialized in Kidney Surgery/transplant and other organ treatment,will are urgently in need for O+ve, A+ve and B+ve kidney donors with or without passport and we shall offer you a handsome amount of $308,000.00 US dollars. Any interested person should kindly contact us via email:
    (drmorganjacksonconsultant@gmail.com)

  2. DR JAMES
    June 29, 2017 | 3:20 pm

    Do you want to sell your kidney urgently or donate your kidney? Do you
    need a kidney donor? You can contact us on via email:
    ufuakidneyfoundation@gmail.com or whatsapp tell:+2348055547954 .
    note only serious people are needed here
    Dr. James

  3. Mathilda lydia
    July 26, 2017 | 12:46 am

    I’m Mathilda lydia by name. I live in Munich,{Germany} i want to use this medium to alert everyone who want to sell his/her kidney to be very careful because there are scammers everywhere.Few months ago I was financially strained, and due to my desperation I was scammed by several online kidney hospital clinics. I had almost lost hope until a friend of mine referred me to a very reliable Clinic called Lorena Kidney Clinic where i finally got a secured amount for the selling of my kidney of 500,000.00 Euro under hours without any stress. If you are in need of where to sell your kidney just contact them now via: {lorenakidneyclinic@gmail.com} I‘m using this medium to alert everyone who want to sell his/her kidney because of the hell I passed through in the hands of those fraudulent Hospitals. And I don’t wish even my enemy to pass through such hell that I passed through in the hands of those fraudulent online Hospitals, i will also want you to help me pass this information to others who are also in need and looking for where to sell their kidney for money once you have also receive your payment from Lorena Kidney Clinic, i pray that God should bless them and give them more grace to help us all.

    God bless this company forever.

    Mathilda lydia

    Testimony on how i sold my kidney.

  4. damian
    August 4, 2017 | 7:19 pm

    Dear sir/madam, this to inform the general public that we now deals on
    buy/selling of kidneys, that we are specialize in selling and buying
    various parts of the body like, liver, kidney, hearts and other
    delicate parts of the body, so we have equip hospitals, and our
    doctors are well train, don’t be afraid about the surgery is life
    freed operation, so if you anybody is interested about it should
    quickly contact our officials on damianwood986@gmail.com
    thanks

  5. Dr Lawson Paul
    August 11, 2017 | 12:00 am

    Are you interested in selling your organ for the sum of $800,000.00 cash contact us. My name is Dr Lawson Paul, am a Neurologist in India,we need genuine donor,via lawsonpaul19@gmail.com Dr Lawson Paul 00918892945037

  6. dr gomez
    September 7, 2017 | 6:17 am

    Dear Sir /Madam,

    Do you want to sell your kidney? Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then contact us today and we shall offer you good amount for your Kidney. My name is DR Gomez am a Nephrologist in LORENA KIDNEY CLINIC. We specialized in Kidney Surgery and we also deal with buying and transplantation of kidneys with a living an corresponding donor. We are located in Indian, Turkey, Nigeria, USA, Malaysia,Indonesia,Ghana,Poland,Spain. If you are interested in selling or buying kidney’s please on’t hesitate to contact us via email:(DRGOMEZJOHNSON27@GMAIL.COM)

  7. Dr Davis Morgan
    September 11, 2017 | 2:55 am

    Dr. Davis Morgan

  8. Leo Gomez
    September 19, 2017 | 7:49 pm

    Dear Sir /Madam,
    Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down. Contact us with your following information’s for more details today and we shall offer you good amount of money for your Kidney.

    Name:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Blood group:
    Date of Birth:
    Telephone Number:
    Country:

    NOTE: WE WILL BUY YOUR KIDNEY FOR A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $250,000 United State Dollars

    Dr. Leo Gomez
    kennephrologist1@gmail.com

  9. DR MAX NEWTON
    September 21, 2017 | 11:16 pm

    Body organ needed urgently at Apollo Hospital my name is Dr Max Newton ,we offer 700,000 usd contact me via whatsapp number: +917676505791.
    email:apollohospital177@gmail.com

  10. Doctor Richard Smitt
    September 25, 2017 | 9:33 pm

    Sai Sri Hospital is urgently in need of kidney donors with A,O,or B blood, Donors will be awarded with the amount of($390,000.00). We are located in Malaysia, Canada, South Africa,India ,UK Turkey and all over UAE, Interested person should kindly contact us and you will be highly rewarded with this amount immediately. All email should be send to:saisrikidneydepartment@gmail.com WhatsApp number: +918525001532 Call @ +919677354815 Doctor Richard Smitt

  11. Davies Murray
    September 28, 2017 | 11:49 am

    You are welcome to Kidney Bank , a Specialist hospital that buys kidney. Do you wish to sell your kidney in exchange of money? This is an opportunity to sell for $ 900,000.00 dollars If yes. Then contact Dr Davies M today to get a reliable and good transaction for good money. Contact via below information
    email: Kidneyhouse711@hotmail.com

  12. Davies Murray
    September 28, 2017 | 11:50 am

    You are welcome to Kidney Bank , a Specialist hospital that buys kidney. Do you wish to sell your kidney in exchange of money? This is an opportunity to sell for $ 900,000.00 dollars If yes. Then contact Dr Davies M today to get a reliable and good transaction for good money. Contact via below information
    email: Kidneyhouse711@hotmail.com
    ,,

  13. Dr.Michael Omidi
    October 3, 2017 | 12:29 am

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    My name is Dr. Michael Omidi. Am a Phrenologist in Speciality Kidney Care.
    Our Hospital is specialized in Kidney Surgeries and we also deal with Buying and
    Transplantation of kidneys with a corresponding Donor.
    Donors will be awarded with the amount of($900,000.00 U.S Dollars).
    We are Located in Indian, UK and Malaysia.
    If you are interested in Selling or Buying Kidney’s please don’t hesitate to Contact Us
    Via email: specialitykidneycare01@gmail.com for more info.
    You are all welcome…..

    Best Regards,
    Waiting for your responds,
    Dr.Michael Omidi.

  14. hospital cares
    October 13, 2017 | 1:29 pm

    Are you interested is selling your human parts such as k1dnney, Blood,L1vers, with sum $450,000.00 USD We are urgently in need of 0gans,For details WhatsApp: +91 739 588 2427 Mobile +91 739 588 2427 via email:hospitalcares409@gmail.com

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