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19 Nov 2012 6:56 PM by ojosazul88 Star rating. 171 posts Send private message


Valencia mum puts organs on sale to pay her rent 


A 44-YEAR-OLD mum is so desperate to make ends meet that she has put her non-vital organs up for sale on the internet.

The Valencia woman, who has not been named and could face up to 12 years in jail for 'illegal organ trafficking' if caught, only gets 426 euros in dole money and cannot afford to pay her rent. Her daughter, a student aged 22, receives a small orphan's pension as her natural father died some years ago.

They both live in the house owned by the woman's ex-boyfriend, from whom she separated after he regularly beat her up during their 15-year relationship.

She reported him on several occasions, but when the case went to court, a judge found the woman's former partner not guilty.

In the three years since they split up, things have gone from bad to worse, the mother says.

She has now received an eviction notice from her ex-boyfriend as she is unable to pay the rent.

“All I want is a home, a job I can do, and enough money to support my daughter through her studies,” the lady says.

Due to a back injury, she is certified as 66 per cent disabled, which restricts the types of job she can do.

Valencia city hall has offered her a council flat with a very low rent, but she says on 426 euros a month, it is impossible to pay any amount – even if it were only 50 euros.

She had spoken to a female doctor in Melilla, one of the two Spanish-owned cities on the north Moroccan coast, about one of her kidneys and any other organs she could live without being extracted, although as yet her advert on the internet has not produced any response.

In practice, it is nearly impossible to sell organs, and is illegal in most countries.

But the woman says her body parts are 'all she has' and 'the only thing she can raise money from'.

“I just need to do what I can for my daughter – her life is what's most important. I don't care about my own any more,” the mother stated.


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21 Nov 2012 3:44 PM by mac75 Star rating in Valencia. 412 posts Send private message

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 It is tragic that people are prepared to reach such ends.


A donde el corazón se inclina, el pie camina.

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21 Nov 2012 5:34 PM by tamaraessex Star rating in Colmenar, Malaga. 508 posts Send private message

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 So so sad :-(


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