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The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran
« on: December 27, 2013, 12:29:10 PM »

The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran
by Sigrid Fry-Revere

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Please note: This book is available for pre-order, but will not be published until mid-February 2014. Credit cards will not be charged and orders will not be shipped until that time. A special 20% pre-publication discount is available until February 1, 2014. Please use discount code KIDNEYPRE when ordering.

Rarely does an adventure story carry such social significance as in this groundbreaking ethnographic research book. Dr. Fry-Revere’s exploration of the medical ethics of compensating organ donors takes us deep inside Iranian culture to provide insight and understanding into how Iran has solved its kidney shortage. The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran addresses the question: How it is possible that in Iran there is a waiting list to be a donor, while in the United States hundreds of thousands of people have died­ for lack of a kidney?

Dr. Fry-Revere is the first Westerner ever to witness firsthand Iran’s organ procurement system. She shares what she discovered in this fascinating book: part diary living in a dangerous country, part ethnographic essay, and part tale of people working together to overcome death and financial ruin. The Kidney Sellers is a shocking, thought-provoking true story.

Early Praise:

“Sigrid Fry-Revere has given us an amazing, courageous, provocative, even dangerous look at the complex and generally successful system of selling/donation that has solved the kidney supply problem in Iran. Eloquently, humorously written, it is one of my best reads in years. The book will be fascinating to anyone who loves a good travel adventure story, but essential for anyone interested in overcoming the organ transplant problem that costs thousands of lives each year.”
    — Robert Veatch, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Fellow of the Hastings Center (In 1983 Dr. Veatch testified before Congress in favor of outlawing kidney sales.)

“The Kidney Sellers is exciting, well written, and insightful. This book is going to revolutionize the way we think about living kidney donation.”
    — Harvey Mysel, Founder, Living Kidney Donors Network

“The Kidney Sellers offers an invaluable and hopeful contribution to a long-standing controversy. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to take improving donation rates seriously.”
    — Jim Gleason, UNOS board member, TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization) president
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