Beware of Kidney Scams on the Internet


You’ve Got to Be Kidneying! has clarified that the claim of travelers being drugged and used as unwilling kidney donors by bands of organ thieves is a myth. Unfortunately, there are number of other scams on the internet that are becoming more widespread and Karol Franks has encountered quite a few. Karol has been looking for a kidney for her daughter Jenna since 2007 and she has seen her fair share of people trying to con. In this interview, she explains what to look out for, how to check people’s backgrounds and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

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Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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