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US Hospitals Don’t Question Origin of Donor Kidneys – Shock!

An Associated Press article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32209612/ns/health-health_care/

Some hospitals do not inquire very deeply into the source of the organs they transplant because such operations can be highly lucrative…On average, a kidney transplant in the U.S. resulted in $259,000 in medical bills last year, according to the Milliman consulting firm. Hospitals and doctors are reimbursed an average of $80,000 to $100,000 by private insurers, said transplant specialist Dr. Thomas Diflo of New York University.

Despite guidelines from various groups and Medicare, U.S. transplant centers are mostly free to write their own rules for screening donors to make sure they are not selling their organs..

[In case you didn’t know, this organ trafficking ring included RABBIS… Nice….]

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