Chinese Teenager Sells Kidney For iPad

iWTFA teenager in China has sold one of his kidneys in order to buy an iPad 2, Chinese media report. BBC News reports:

The 17-year-old, identified only as Little Zheng, told a local TV station he had arranged the sale of the kidney over the internet.

The story only came to light after the teenager’s mother became suspicious.

The case highlights China’s black market in organ trafficking. A scarcity of organ donors has led to a flourishing trade.

It all started when the high school student saw an online advert offering money to organ donors. Illegal agents organised a trip to the hospital and paid him $3,392 (£2,077) after the operation. With the cash the student bought an iPad 2, as well as a laptop.

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8 Comments on "Chinese Teenager Sells Kidney For iPad"

  1. Anonymous | Jun 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm |

    An Apple today takes the kidney away. 

  2. An Apple today takes the kidney away. 

  3. Steve Jobs is probably eating it for lunch

  4. Steve Jobs is probably eating it for lunch

  5. Anonymous | Jun 5, 2011 at 11:04 am |

    As long as he did it voluntarily. It’s better than China’s previous practice of “Give us your organs or we murder you in the night.”

  6. As long as he did it voluntarily. It’s better than China’s previous practice of “Give us your organs or we murder you in the night.”

  7. Grooveboss | Jun 7, 2011 at 4:35 am |

    kid needs to be shot

  8. Grooveboss | Jun 7, 2011 at 12:35 am |

    kid needs to be shot

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