When we hear news about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, we think of it as a prosperous country, but some people there are desperately poor and some of them are selling their kidneys to make money, since you can survive with just one.

Iran is the only country where the selling and buying of kidneys is legal. In the Guardian, Saeed Kamali Dehghan describes the case of a widow selling her kidney in order to pay for her daughter’s dowry, so she can marry. He quotes her as saying, "It is getting too late for my daughter to marry–her moment has already passed."
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