Seven Sentenced To Prison In Case Of Teenager Who Sold His Kidney For An iPad

Was it worth it? Shanghai Daily reports:

A surgeon and six others were jailed yesterday over their involvement in the case of a teenager who sold a kidney to buy an iPhone and iPad. He Wei, who organized the illegal transaction, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, and Song Zhongyu, the transplant surgeon, was sentenced to three years with a reprieve of five years.

Wang Shangkun, a 17-year-old high school student from Anhui Province, agreed to sell one of his kidneys after he found the group through an online chatroom. His kidney was transplanted to a recipient in Chenzhou on April 28, 2011. Wang was given 22,000 yuan (US$3,529) and bought an iPhone and an iPad with the money. But he later suffered renal failure and told his mother what had happened.

Human organ trade and organ donations from living donors, except for close family members such as spouses and blood relatives, are illegal in China. An underground trade in human organs is booming in the country where there is a huge demand for transplants.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    What? He couldn’t have sold his gall bladder?

    • Prashant Mohta

      he probably sold his brain for a mac book pro retina

  • Simiantongue

    Wow, selling your soul pays better than selling your organs!

  • BuzzCoastin

    too late
    I already sold my kidney

  • BuzzCoastin

    I can understand selling your soul for an iPad
    but selling a body part is reserved for paying back edumacation loans