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    8:47am UK, Thursday January 08, 2009

    A man who donated his kidney to his wife eight years ago now wants it back after she cheated on him and filed for divorce.


    Ethics experts say no reputable surgeon would perform the operation



    Richard Batista from Long Island in New York, US, says he wants the organ back or $1.5m (£2.1m).

    The surgeon gave his wife Dawnell the kidney in 2001 after two previous failed transplants.

    Dr Batista told the New York Daily News there is "no value you can put on an organ when it saves someone's life. There is no greater feeling on this planet."

    He says he is only suing Dawnell to get her to act reasonably in the divorce case, claiming she is restricting access to their children, aged eight, 11 and 14.


    "She slapped me with divorce papers when I was in surgery trying to save another person's life."

    Dr Richard Batista

    Their relationship had been suffering due to the strain of his wife's medical issues, said Dr Batista.

    "My first priority was to save her life," he said. "The second bonus was to turn the marriage around."

    But it did not work and four years later she filed for divorce.

    Arthur Caplan from the University of Pennsylvania's Centre for Bioethics said the likelihood of Dr Batista getting either his kidney or the money was "somewhere between impossible and completely impossible".

    Medical ethicist Robert Veatch from Georgetown University said it was illegal for an organ to be exchanged for anything of value.

    Organ donation is a gift which means you cannot legally get it back, he explained.

    "It's her kidney now and taking the kidney out would mean she would have to go on dialysis or it would kill her," Mr Veatch said.

    He insisted no reputable surgeon would perform such a procedure and no court could compel someone to undergo an operation.

    8 Comments

    women for you.(serious)

    Women :x

    to right!!!!! lmao

    Arthur Caplan from the University of Pennsylvania's Centre for Bioethics … Arthur Caplan from the University of Pennsylvania's Centre for Bioethics said the likelihood of Dr Batista getting either his kidney or the money was "somewhere between impossible and completely impossible".



    What a stupid thing to say, "between impossible and completely impossible" ... impossible is impossible, there aren't different types.

    Not funny really. What kind of woman ...

    Though of course we don't know the full story

    Yanks again, sue the **** off anyone/thing!

    He deserves half...

    If he gives me £2.1 million I am more than happy to give him $1.5 million in fact let's say $1.6 million, this way I make more than $1 million profit.

    I know the pound is very weak at the moment but is still £1 around $1.42 so $1.5 million is more like £1million and not £2.1 million :thumbsup:

    I think i would take it back myself :thumbsup:
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