The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently received notification of an alleged scam whereby patients waiting for an organ transplant are contacted by phone and requested to provide money in exchange for receiving a donor organ.

It is unlawful to buy and sell organs for transplant in the United States.

If you are contacted and requested to provide money to obtain a donor organ, please contact the FTC immediately by phone at 1-877-382-4357 or by internet.

In general, if you are approached to buy or sell an organ for transplantation, immediately notify federal or local law enforcement.