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Boy in China reportedly sells kidney to purchase iPhone and iPad

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by RS12, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    BEIJING – A teenage high-school student in China sold his kidney for an illicit transplant operation and used the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone and iPad, state press said on Friday.

    The 17-year-old boy, who was paid $3,500, was recruited from an online chat room and is now suffering from kidney failure and in deteriorating health, the Xinhua news agency said.

    A surgeon and four others have been arrested and are facing charges of illegal organ trading and intentional injury.

    The kidney donor, only identified by his surname Wang, agreed to the April 2011 operation in the central province of Hunan without his parents' consent, the report said.

    One of those detained was a hard-up gambler identified as He Wei, who acted as a middle-man between a hospital worker and the teenager.

    Health ministry statistics show that about 1.5 million people in China need transplants, but only around 10,000 transplants are performed annually.
    The huge gap has led to a thriving illegal market for organs

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/0...dly-sells-kidney-to-purchase-iphone-and-ipad/

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/0...ey-to-purchase-iphone-and-ipad/#ixzz1rVxwrAAo
  2. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    that is so wrong. :( :( :(
  3. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Watch, he'll likely be jettisoned to the top of the donor list now.
  4. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    So he sold his kidney to get an iPad and iPhone? That's well just stupid.
  5. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Ive heard of things costing an arm and a leg but never a kidney. That is crazy!
  6. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Apple has the most dedicated fanboys
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Wasn't this reported months ago...the same story?

    I swear I heard about this some time back.

    Almost makes me think this thing is some kind of urban myth.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I did the same thing

    I sold a Chinese boy kidney for a iphone. :laugh2:
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Furriner exchange students are the best. :p: ;)
  10. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I think you are correct. I remember reading something exactly like this about a kid in China donating an organ for an iPad/iPhone.
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Yup ..... I think Fox news has been had.
  12. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I think the story was reported before because of ridiculousness.

    Now it's getting a second spin because the kids' probably gonna die without a new kidney. At the very least, he'll be getting some serious dialysis treatment from here until whenever.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I know they reported *when* the boy sold his kidney for an ipad. Are they now just reporting that he is now having health problems?

    I suppose the kid is just reaping the rewards of envy and greed. They are deadly sins and it appears he is on his way to being dead.
  14. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    How about for a Super Bowl win....
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Whatever happened to doing things the old fashioned way: with hard work?
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    The old fashion way to get an iPad? Would old fashion mean getting the iPad1? ;) :D
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Proof right here of natural selection ...... anyone this stupid needs to die before they procreate.
  18. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Don't lie, you'd sell a kidney to get that pair of Dre Beats back.
  19. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    :laugh2:

    Ouch! That's going to leave a mark.

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  20. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    doesnt always work out that way in China

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