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Chinese teen sells his kidney for an iPad 2

A Chinese teen has proven that he is Apple fanboy of the year by selling his kidney to get an iPad2. The 17-year-old boy, "Zheng", confessed to his mother that he had sold the kidney after spotting an online advertisement offering cash to anyone prepared to become an organ donor.

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Speed-Racer2452d ago

Well it proves how the Apple brand is somewhat like a religion for some.

fatstarr2452d ago

tie ins with the black market i say.

lol kidneys last for close to a lifetime
ipad 2 maybe 4 years and for 2000us dollars thats not alot, people here would buy a kidney for 100k smh to each his own.

reznik_zerosum2452d ago

and they say china is communist country

Tommykrem2452d ago

If you can't make more than any others, you'll have to sell a kidney, a leg or a heart if you want the little extra. Either that or work high up in the public sector. That's communism for ya ;)

ChrisW2452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

Ummm... I would say that this falls in line with other urban legends about kidneys, but we're talking China.

KingPin2452d ago

clearly this guy has no value for his life. his only a teen. he might regret this later in old age. when his health deteriorates he might need that kidney back. at least then he will have an out dated machine to try an find an organ donor.

Good luck kid for thinking as far as your nose.

Jihaad_cpt2452d ago

I thought Asians were smart?

silvacrest2452d ago

thats like saying all white people are racists so here's a fun fact, not every stereotype is true

Jihaad_cpt2452d ago

I was only kidding, I know that I was stereotyping

creamsoda2452d ago

He did do something good though, he could have saved someones life because of that kidney.

silvacrest2452d ago

but he got ripped off badly, lets pretend that a ipad2 in china is £1000 (and that being very generous) on the black market he could have gotten 10K, 50K or even 100K

and like the guy above said, the ipad2 will be outdated in about 4 years while a kidney lasts a life time

hazelamy2452d ago

yeah, it'll save the life of some rich frakker who paid to jump ahead of people on the transplant list who needed a kidney more urgently than he did.

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