JANDALA, Pakistan (AP) – In a Nov. 12 story about kidney donations in Pakistan, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Belgium-based International Society of Nephrology has suggested expanding the pool of kidney donors by legalizing payment of about $40,000 to donors.

Amanda Wren, the public relations manager for the society, said they “actively condemn organ commerce.”

An article by medical experts posted on the Web site for the society’s journal discusses payment for kidneys as a possible solution to organ shortages, but the society doesn’t condone such payments.

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