Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Making a Profit Is Wrong, Says Dad

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Making a Profit Is Wrong, Says Dad

Article excerpt

The father of a two-year-old girl born with no kidneys last night condemned the practice of making money out of the sale of organs.

But George Skinner, from Templeton Close, Hartlepool, said he would not be against an NHS-run system that allowed people to be compensated for donating organs if it helped to reduce the transplant waiting list.

Mr Skinner, whose daughter Alice faces 10 hours of dialysis a day and is currently on the waiting list for a new kidney, said: "I do not think individuals should be allowed to exploit people and make money out of the trade of organs.

"But I am for a properly controlled system in this country if it means an increase in the number of donors and a chance to save more lives."

Alice's rare condition affects only one baby in a million born in the UK and she has been close to death many times during her short life after her kidneys failed to develop in the womb and her body slowly poisoned itself.

She has surprised experts - surviving to celebrate her second birthday - thanks to dialysis which does not usually work for children. …

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