JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) – A Jacksonville, Florida mother said she posted an ad on Craigslist offering to sell her kidney for $10,000.
“I’m willing to sell my kidney for $10,000,” Jill Harris said.
Harris claims she posted the ad on Tuesday night.
“I’m at the wits-end, basically. I’m willing to do anything and this was one of the choices I made,” she said.
The mother said she lost her job as a mortgage broker in 2006. She is taking care of her son who is almost 8 and money is tight.
“I can’t get a job,” she said.
In desperation, Harris researched “selling body parts” and made a decision.
“I’ve thought of all of the in’s and outs. The pros and cons,” she said “I just got to the point where I don’t know what else to do. I’m at that point.”
“I think it’s outrageous,” Patrick Meherg, of Jacksonville said. “You can’t sell human parts for money.”
After reading the Craigslist posting, Jocelyn Francois of Jacksonville, said. “I think she’s wrong. There’s a lot of things you can do.”
Harris said she chose the $10,000 amount based on other online organ sale listings.
“The amount was based on what was online,” she said. “The way I’m looking at it is if I was to be a surrogate for somebody. There’s medical costs and stuff like that. That would be part of the $10,000. “