• What It's Like Growing Up on an Organ-Transplant Waitlist

    "When I was eight months old doctors gave me a few months to live. Then I was put on the organ-waiting list."

  • Black-market Kidney

    It cost $7,000 to buy the actual kidney, $1,000 to fly round-trip to Cape Town, South Africa, where the operation could be done legally, and $1,200 to fly the Brazilian bricklayer whose kidney is now inside me to Cape Town from São Paulo.