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  • The War
    The War wrote:
    <p>A teenager in China sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2, Chinese newspaper the Global Times reported Thursday.</p> <p>The 17-year-old boy, identified only by the surname Zheng, searched the internet and found a buyer who was willing to pay 22,000 yuan ($3,400) for the organ.</p> <p>Without telling his family of his plans, he traveled north from his home in the eastern Anhui province to a hospital in the city of Chenzhou in Hunan province, where he was operated on under the supervision of a kidney-selling agent.</p> <p>His mother's suspicions were aroused when her son returned home with an iPad 2 and an iPhone, and Zheng, who was left with a deep red scar from the surgery, was forced to admit what he did.</p> <p>She took him back to Chenzhou to report the crime, but the contact numbers the kidney agents gave Zheng were not working.</p> <p>The hospital, which admitted contracting out its urology department to a businessman, denied any connection with the kidney-removal operation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • High Priest
    High Priest wrote:

    Wow! This is horrible to hear JC

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    He didn't "sell his kidney for an ipad" though. He sold his kidney for 22,000rmb, which is way, way, way more than an ipad is worth. However, being the kind of person who is dumb enough to sell their kidney, he was also the kind of person dumb enough to think that an ipad is a good thing to buy with the money you got from selling your kidney

  • Simen Wangberg

    So...you can sell kidneys here?

    I mean, I guess I knew that already. But like, can I just walk into the Sino-Japan Friendship Hospital and start taking bids, or is there some paperwork involved? I could really use 20 G's right about now.

  • Daniel
    Daniel wrote:

    22,000rmb is way less than what I'd thought a Kidney would go for. 

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    I've got an organ for rent.

  • Ms. Stephanie
    Ms. Stephanie wrote:

    would sell something else for iPhone 5 I guess.. lol...

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    Yeah, I have to agree that 22,000RMB is not as much as I thought a kidney was worth

  • 雪地
    雪地 wrote:

    @Kieran: well, the boy who sold it got 22.000RMB, the guy who but it from the agent maybe need to paid 22.000$ ... who knows ... 

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