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Would I have to worry about organ thieves when traveling into Poland alone?


mische 1 | 14
17 Sep 2011 #2
No. It's been urban legend for a while, but now no one rational belive such a thing can happen in Europe.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
17 Sep 2011 #3
It must be true, it was in an episode of "Kryminalni".

But don't worry, you'll never get as far as having your organs stolen. They'll just gas you on the train.

;)
OP Cheery 10 | 126
17 Sep 2011 #4
is it safe for a lonely, depressed polish person with barely any family left?
Zman
17 Sep 2011 #5
I'd say... nothing is safe for a lonely depressed polish person anywhere..... get a shrink and meds!!!!
beckski 12 | 1,617
17 Sep 2011 #6
would I have to worry about organ thieves..

You may have to worry about thieves stealing this organ:


  • organ
southern 75 | 7,096
17 Sep 2011 #7
Your organs are in danger when you enter in Poland.You may lose your kidneys,your lungs,your liver even your penis given the amount of hunger.There are cannibals,mosquitoes,robbers and a whole deal of dwarves.
mafketis 21 | 7,393
17 Sep 2011 #8
I call dibs on Cheery's right kidney!
Turbulencja - | 5
17 Sep 2011 #9
Cheery, if your appendage is short, you have nothing to worry about in this country.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
17 Sep 2011 #10
No. It's been urban legend for a while, but now no one rational belive such a thing can happen in Europe.

I wouldn't be so sure about that. The trade in organs is worth a lot of money, and where there is money, there is crime. London is one alleged centre for black market sales, both of voluntarily sold organs and those obtained in other ways.

BBC NEWS | Health | Call to allow body organ selling
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4719374.stm

"Although illegal in most nations, and viewed as unethical by professional medical organisations, the voluntary sale of purchased donor kidneys now accounts for thousands of black market transplants."

The doctors suggested a figure of about £23,000 for a kidney, with an agency being set up to regulate the market.
Malopolanin 3 | 134
17 Sep 2011 #11
Google: Jewish snatchers

They are everywhere.
OP Cheery 10 | 126
23 Sep 2011 #12
I'm bloody serious
Seanus 15 | 19,706
23 Sep 2011 #13
I think you are getting confused with the Albanian mafia's treatment of Serbs. Here in Poland? Forget it.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
23 Sep 2011 #14
Wow! Even I never thought about organ thieves ;)
gjene 14 | 200
23 Sep 2011 #15
You have more to worry from having your wallet stolen more than your organs. The only time you have to worry about your organs, it will be to late to do anything about it, because what makes you will no longer need a physical body. Keep on your toes and a hand on your wallet and you will be fairly safe while traveling in Poland. I was there last year for 2 weeks and I had no problem whatsoever even with the problem with language. But then again, I did not advertise that I was tourist. I dressed down and acted like I belong there and I enjoyed the trip. Since I was the first of the family to return to the old country.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
23 Sep 2011 #16
He might have meant church organs ;)
amcapol - | 12
6 Dec 2011 #17
Well, I think its you who need a new brain
strzyga 2 | 993
7 Dec 2011 #18
....?

so when exactly are you coming and where?...
pawian 161 | 9,971
7 Dec 2011 #20
Would I have to worry about organ thieves when traveling into Poland alone?

Yes, be careful. The only organ they won`t rob you of is your brain.

get a shrink and meds!!!!

Immediately.
klej
7 Dec 2011 #21
Everyone is joking about this but there is such a thing as "organ thieves." I have heard that unsupervised children are more at risk than adults, but when I was in Poland this October, there was an incident in an Auchan marketplace (I forgot what city) in Poland where a child was rescued from kidnappers who were planning to take the child's organs.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,732
7 Dec 2011 #22
but when I was in Poland this October, there was an incident in an Auchan marketplace (I forgot what city) in Poland where a child was rescued from kidnappers who were planning to take the child's organs.

HAHAHAHA. Not this old story again - IKEA is usually the place mentioned, but now I see Auchan has joined the list.

How did they know the kidnappers were after the organs? :)

They're joking about it because there has never been a single documented case of this happening in Poland.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
7 Dec 2011 #23
You only got to worry about those in America.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
7 Dec 2011 #24
No worries mate, people there freely sign their own death sentence especially when they are uninsured or under-insured, all for a privilege of proud organ donor to be displayed on the back of their driver license.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
7 Dec 2011 #25
I have heard that unsupervised children are more at risk than adults

Your information is correct. You clearly have top class sources. Unsupervised children are undoubtedly more at risk than adults.

there was an incident in an Auchan marketplace

When the bad guys were arrested and being dragged away one of them laughed hysterically and shouted, "We came to kidnap a child for its organs." His accomplice pleaded with the arresting officers, saying, "We tried IKEA but the car park was full of dinky media types, and Biedronka...fooo!"
grubas 12 | 1,391
7 Dec 2011 #26
No worries mate, people there freely sign their own death sentence especially when they are uninsured or under-insured, all for a privilege of proud organ donor to be displayed on the back of their driver license

It's displayed on the front,not on the back and symbilized by the image of a little red heart.
beliall - | 25
7 Dec 2011 #27
Only in £ódź but that was a long time ago
Havok 10 | 912
7 Dec 2011 #28
....?

Yup, if you leave them lying around unattended.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
7 Dec 2011 #29
Do you play a Hammond, Cheery, or.....?
teflcat 5 | 1,032
7 Dec 2011 #30
Good point. Portable keyboards are much easier to snatch than the full-size church type. Cheery, you should consider bringing a friend (or friends if you are toting anything bigger than a Farfiza or electric baby grand). Though a little antiquated, the excellent 'Stylophone' could be a solution if you just need to keep in touch with your music while travelling. In any case, get insurance.


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