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kidney
one of the two organs in your body that remove waste from the blood and produce urine
transplant
an operation in which a new organ is put into someone's body
widow
a woman whose husband has died
donate
to allow some of your blood or part of your body to be used for medical purposes
donor
someone who gives some of their blood or part of their body to be used for medical purposes
ban
to officially say that someone must not do something
condemn
to say very strongly that you think something is wrong or very bad
traffic in
the illegal buying and selling of goods, such as drugs, weapons, etc
prohibit
to officially forbid something
broker
a person who buys and sells foreign money, shares in companies, etc., for other people
registry
a place where official records are kept
cadaver
a dead human body
ethical
relating to what is right or wrong
practitioner
someone who works as a doctor or a lawyer
recipient
someone who receives something
be duped by
to trick someone
forged
to make an illegal copy of something in order to deceive people
controversial
causing disagreement or discussion
cost-effective
If something is ____________, it achieves good results for little money.
unfavorable
not good and likely to cause problems
next of kin
the person you are most closely related to
frivolous
describes an activity or object that is silly or not important rather than useful or serious