17 year old boy sells kidney to buy iPad2

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zoiks

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http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011...in-china/?intcmp=sem_outloud&intcmp=obnetwork

Boy, 17, Sells Kidney to Buy iPad 2 in China

CHENZHOU, China – A teenager in China sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2, Chinese newspaper the Global Times reported Thursday.

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.

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.

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.
She took him back to Chenzhou to report the crime, but the contact numbers the kidney agents gave Zheng were not working.

Original thread: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2169122

 
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Jaepheth

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What's he going to do when the iPad3 comes out?


liver lobe
lung
an eye

he's got options.


...hmm, I'm suddenly reminded of the first Lexx episode. China isn't sitting atop a giant insect, is it?
 

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Everyone should be entitled to an iPad. Is there any way you can all chip in for these poor kids in these 3rd world countries?
 
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