Immigrants getting kidneys that Brits need
HEALTH tourists are receiving free National Health Service kidney treatment worth about £30,000 a year, and potentially competing with British patients for scarce transplants, according to new data.
The information, released under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that one hospital is spending up to £1m a year on dialysis for nearly 40 non-British residents; another has placed two asylum seekers on its waiting list for transplants and a third has recovered only 2% of its costs from overseas patients.
Doctors and patient groups say the NHS is struggling to provide kidney dialysis for British patients and is ill-equipped to cope with the extra demand.
If none Brits are going to receive treatment then they should pay for the full treatment up front as well as a ‘compensation wage’ to the Brit that is next in line to receive an organ.
The national shortage of kidneys could easily be rectified. I know some with think this is a disgusting idea. You only need 1 kidney to live. Why can’t you sell your kidney for whatever you want for it? We would get far more donors than we do now if people could get money for giving their organs up.
If you are dying and you have the money why shouldn’t you be able to purchase a kidney from someone who is perfectly healthy and has two kidneys? Who is being harmed in this transaction?