It Is Absolutely Illegal To Buy And Sell These Things In Texas
You can donate them all you want but selling them is a no - no.
If you are looking for a little extra cash, forget auctioning off that extra lung. If you have a bad organ, don't go shopping for one either.
Buying AND selling organs are both illegal in the lone star state.
According to the Texas Penal Code Section 48.02, it is illegal to sell human organs. Selling and purchasing eyes, heart, kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, skin, and other organs or tissues can land a Texan in jail for up to a year and/or fines up to $4,000! However, one can sell their blood and hair legally in the state. - ourcommunitynow.com
That makes me wonder ... If you receive a transplant, the hospital will charge you an arm and a leg, no pun intended, to do it. Doesn't that make them a "seller" and you a "buyer"?
These are the things that keep me awake half the night. Sneaky, governmental inconsistencies.
Another way to land yourself in the pokey is to buy limburger cheese on Sunday in Houston.
That is also frowned upon as well as "breaking wind" in an elevator and getting drunk in a park without a permit.
You better keep your camel in your yard too.
On the upside, you can pick up a few extra bucks selling your blood or your hair. At least those are renewable resources.
For info on selling blood/plasma, click here.
If you want to know more about selling your hair, click here.
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