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Kidneys for Sale

Passed by the NKF 12th July 2008, amended Jan 2020

The National Kidney Federation (NKF) condemns the trade in organs for profit. NKF understands that shortages of available organs will tempt patients to leave the UK in search of organs they can purchase, however the practice is frequently illegal. NKF does not advise any patient to seek a transplant operation in this way.

NKF is willing to look closely at any proposal brought forward by Government to pay for organs, provided that they maintain responsibility for the quality and allocation of such organs purchased by the state.