What, you didn't think they were buying kidneys off their buddies, were you? No way -- donors in an organ ring are almost exclusively poor, foreign minorities who understand little of what's happening. And if they ever figure it out, then tough shit, basically. One victim testified that he got $25,000 for his kidney (an anomaly, as many donors earn much less), but balked upon realizing that the surgery wouldn't happen in New York City as promised, but rather in Minnesota. His protests over being unable to take post-op selfies with the Naked Cowboy were ignored, however, and he was wheeled in, anesthetized, and robbed of the kidney he now did not want to part with.