Urban legend?

Fact or fiction?

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20/09/2002 at 10:15
This makes you never want to drink or pick up someone at a night out again........ This guy went out on a Saturday night a few weeks ago to a party. He was having a good time and had a couple of beers and some girl seemed to like him & invited him to go to another party. He quickly agreed &decided to go along with her. She took him to a party in some apartment and they continued to drink, & even got involved with some drug (unknown). The next thing he knew, he woke up completely naked in a bathtub filled with ice. He was still feeling the effects of the drugs, but looked around to see he was alone. He looked down at his chest, which had "CALL 000 or YOU'LL DIE," written on it with lipstick. He saw a phone was on the stand next to the bathtub so he picked it up & dialled. He explained to the EMS operator what the situation was & that he didn't know where he was, what he took, or why he was really calling. She advised him to get out of the tub. He did, and he appeared normal, so she told him to check his back. He did, he found two 9-inch slits on his lower back. She told him to get >back into the tub immediately, and they sent a rescue team over. Apparently, after being examined, he found out more of what had happened. His kidneys were stolen. They were worth $10,000 each on the black market. Several guesses are in order: The second party was a sham, the people involved had to be at least medical students & it was not just recreational drugs he was given. Regardless, he is currently in the hospital on a life support, awaiting a spare kidney. The University of Sydney in conjunction with the Royal Prince Alfred hospital is conducting tissue research to match the victim with a donor. I wish to warn you about a new crime ring that is targeting business travellers. This ring is well organised and well funded, has very skilled personnel and is currently operating in most major cities around the world and recently very active in Sydney. The crime begins when a business traveller goes to a lounge for a drink at the end of the workday. A person in the bar walks up as they sit alone and offers to buy them a drink. The last thing the traveller remembers until they wake up in a hotel room bathtub, their body submerged to their neck in ice, is sipping that drink. There is a note taped to the wall instructing them not to move and to call 000. A phone is on the small table next to the bathtub for them to call. The business traveller calls 000 who have been quite familiar with this crime. The business traveller is instructed by the 000 operator to very slowly and carefully reach behind them and feel there is a tube protruding from the back. The business traveller finds the tube and answers "YES". The 000 operator tells them to remain still, having already sent paramedics to help. The operator knows that both of the traveller's kidneys had been harvested. This is not a scam or out of science fiction novel. It is real. It is documented and confirmable. If you travel or someone close to you travels, please be careful. Sadly, this is very true. My friend's husband is a Sydney EMT and they have received alerts regarding this crime ring. It is to be taken very seriously. The daughter of a friend of a fire fighter had this happen to her. Skilled doctors are performing these crimes! (Which, by the way have been highly noted in the Brisbane area).Additionally, the military has received alerts regarding this.
20/09/2002 at 10:20
bloody hell!
Very scary, never heard of it before. Thanks for the warning.
20/09/2002 at 10:23
I have no idea if it's true or not. I just posted it as I received it (without all the 'this is true' stuff at the beginning, as I have no way of verifying).
If it's true - it's very scary.
If it's not, then it's very imaginative!
20/09/2002 at 10:28
It does seem very unlikely, but possible I suppose.
20/09/2002 at 10:31
Check out:

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/kidneys.htm

Quote from it:

"This is a story that has been so widely circulated and for so long, that it is regarded by researchers as a classic urban legend. There is not a documented case of a tourist being drugged and hijacked by medical thieves. The person who's name is at the bottom of the email below, by the way, is not the originator of the email. Her name is being falsely attached to a large number of the emails being sent about this story. "

20/09/2002 at 10:36
I'm relieved to hear it!
20/09/2002 at 10:38
Anyone purchased the film rights for it then? :-)
It could be called 'Harvest'
Would obviously have to be a team of med students in the film. The star would almost have to fall foul of it as well, but be rescued or escape just in time.
WildWill    pirate
20/09/2002 at 10:42
Ah - but its a classic camp fire stoty :o)
20/09/2002 at 12:13
Any chance for a starring role for our own forum nurses?
OB
20/09/2002 at 15:07
Nursey - can I have my organs back?
20/09/2002 at 15:36
Another load of b****x based on the man meets stange attractive woman in bar theme.

You must know the one where the friend of the friends former workmates brother picks up the girl,goes back to the room,gets handcuffed to the bed,man appears out of wardrobe blah blah.

20/09/2002 at 15:44
I once met a really good looking girl in a bar(after i'd spiked my own drinks with vodka) and woke up with a moose.Explain that one Mulder.
20/09/2002 at 17:15
Live moose? Dead moose? Soft toy moose?
20/09/2002 at 17:41
chocolate moose

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