Chinese Youth Sells Kidney to Afford iPad 2

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    The UK’s Daily Mail newspaper reports today that a 17-year-old Chinese boy has sold his kidney to raise enough money to buy an iPad 2. When Xiao Zheng wasn’t able to afford the device, he decided to sell his kidney after seeing an ad on the internet that said it would pay people for their healthy kidney. According to the Mail, Zheng’s mother was “horrified†by her son’s actions, and the story has caused a furore in China.

    Zheng had his kidney removed at a local hospital in Chenzhou, Hunan Province at the end of April, and subsequently received 20,000 yuan (£1,884/$3080). He was well enough to leave hospital after three days, and went straight out and bought an iPad 2 and an iPhone with the money. When Zheng returned home his mother wanted to know where he had got the money from and he eventually confessed that he had sold a kidney. The Mail reports that Zheng has since had medical “complications.†Police were alerted to the matter, but could not find any of the men responsible for the operation.

    Source: Chinese teenager Xiao Zheng sells kidney to buy iPad2 | Mail Online
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    Oh, my god! That's awful! He must have been desperate but your body parts are all you own so to sell them for something so.... I'm speechless!
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    iPad is good but it is not that good to sell body parts .

    from USA bucks county pa Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    wow, how sad. Hard to believe the hospital would even do it.
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    At least he got an iPad out of it... When I woke up in that hotel room's bath tub full of ice the other day, I had nothing to show for it but a scar. ;)
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    Holeeee $%*&....
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    I thought about donating my left "kidney?..." for an iPad 2, but decided to hold out six months for the next generation.
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    Fook that,,!!! Maybe a finger but a need ma liver for drinkin! :)
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    That's simply foolish.
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    That's crazy!! I'd rather work my ass out than giving away my kidney for someone I do not know.

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    What part will he sell when he wants to upgrade?
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    Well, if you were going to donate, your liver might be a good choice, because they take only a piece of it, and that organ regenerates if you're healthy. Cheers!
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    First I sold my iPad 64GB WIFI only to get the iPad 32GB 3G

    Then I sold my iPad 32GB 3G and emptied my coins savings to get my iPad 2 32GB 3G

    Hmm maybe next I will probably sell my electric bicycle or something...but definitely not going to cut open myself to donate a kidney!

    Arhh The sacrifice people made!

    I think the Apple "magical" spell is on everyone! :D
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    I defo have the iPad bug! Can anyone tell me any good apps to download as I'm fairly new to all this tec stuff! :) :)
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    This is a bit too over.......
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    Wtf that's to funny lol

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    Maybe not a hospital. Perhaps a clinic. Regardless the operators have no ethical concerns as they are engaged in organ harvesting. Sad but happens all the time in China. People selling body parts.
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    Yes, this isn't the first time I've heard of a case like this but never for a specific item, usually for money, just to live on.

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    Something smells a little fishy to me. 17 yr old gone three days apparently without Mom's knowledge? And in a hospital having a major operation? This just isn't the norm in China. Not denying the organ buying/selling aspect as it's well known that it goes on. But this case just doesn't seem to fit.
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    So how does one go about selling a kidney exactly? I have one of my wife's for sale if anyone's interested?

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