Friday, June 12, 2015

The Kidney Sellers by Sigfrid Fry Revere

Genre:  Adult, Nonfiction
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I agreed to read this book. This is the story of a woman from the west who ventures to Iran to check out their kidney donor system. Here in the U.S. if you need a kidney transplant you go on a waiting list, then dialysis and play the waiting game.  If you are lucky enough you survive until someone dies that matches you, and you get their kidney. According to Sigrid Fry-Revere, Iran has a system that has a waiting list of people wanting to donate their kidney. According to the author, there are government incentives for this. Would this work in the United States? I’m not sure.  I know this has been in the news lately and I’m not sure where I stand on the issue.  Maybe that is because I don’t personally know anyone in that situation. However, this was an interesting read on this subject.

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