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Teen in China sells his own kidney to get iPad 2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jun 2011 19:48 User comments (20)

Teen in China sells his own kidney to get iPad 2 The Shanghai Daily has reported today that 17-year-old teenager Anhui Province Zheng sold his kidney to be able to purchase an Apple iPad 2.
Zheng sold his kidney for about $3000 USD, but says now that his health is worsening.

"I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it. A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan," says the teen.

The hospital in which his surgery was performed did not meet safety qualifications for organ removal/transplants but claimed they knew nothing of the surgery after police probed them.

After selling the kidney, Zheng bought an iPad 2 and an iPhone but when pressed by his mother as to where he got them he explained the surgery.

The video is in Chinese but you can see his scar:

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20 user comments

12.6.2011 19:51

The retard got what he deserved...Stupid sheeple...



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22.6.2011 20:20

"Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot" - Airplane!, 1980.

32.6.2011 21:28

crazy people out there.

42.6.2011 21:37
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This is just one of the more extreme symptoms of a person living in a consumerist society, where the value of commercial products is perceived to be more important than the health and safety of oneself.

52.6.2011 22:11

I think he just fellow Steve job's advise, LOL. I think Steve Job should gave an Ipad 2 to whoever wants to donate their kidney.

62.6.2011 22:25

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

72.6.2011 22:27

I hope this kid survives and his health stays good. I also hope he drops his ipad down a flight of stairs, and his iphone in the toilet.

82.6.2011 22:40

Why didn't the kid go out and get a freakin' job?!? China has been stealing jobs away from the rest of the world for years now....

In two-three months, the kid could've had enough cash to buy his own iPad without sacrificing his kidney.

92.6.2011 23:07

It would probably take him at least half year to save up for one in china. I just bought an iPad 2 with about 4 days salary, I know I'm glad to be in America working as an engineering intern making the money I do. That desparation for a material object is pretty pathetic though.

102.6.2011 23:23

I know apple charges an arm and a leg for their products...but this might be the first time they charged a kidney.

Originally posted by baxter00:
I hope this kid survives and his health stays good. I also hope he drops his ipad down a flight of stairs, and his iphone in the toilet.
I hope he at least goes sterile...he isn't exactly a huge leap forward for evolution. As for his iCrap...I hope that nothing happens to either of them...that way, when he is confined to bed and sick as a dog in a few years, he can look over and see the outdated junk that no one wants...the outdated junk that he gave up his health for. MAYBE that will give him at least a grain of wisdom.

Originally posted by logola:
It would probably take him at least half year to save up for one in china. I just bought an iPad 2 with about 4 days salary, I know I'm glad to be in America working as an engineering intern making the money I do. That desparation for a material object is pretty pathetic though.
Yes, it is tough to save money in China...all the more reason that this is so stupid. He got enough money to change his life and his entire future...and he spent it on a couple of iDevices that will both be outdated within a year, and practically worthless within three years.


113.6.2011 1:30

Originally posted by ivymike:
In two-three months, the kid could've had enough cash to buy his own iPad without sacrificing his kidney.
Not a chance, those Foxconn guys make $165 per month, and that was with a 30 percent raise in the last year.



123.6.2011 7:44

Plus, it is hard to earn anything when you are so dumb that you can't even write your own name on the job application.

133.6.2011 9:04

The broker got that kidney for a friggin steal!!!
I bet you whoever ended up with it paid about $100,000 at least.

143.6.2011 13:54

Originally posted by CJ007:
I think he just fellow Steve job's advise, LOL. I think Steve Job should gave an Ipad 2 to whoever wants to donate their kidney.
Better yet, he now has an endless supply of kidneys now if his goes out, then he has donated ones at his disposal. - BLUEBOY



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153.6.2011 14:47

Originally posted by leemoo:
The broker got that kidney for a friggin steal!!!
I bet you whoever ended up with it paid about $100,000 at least.
LOL so true... Well, at least the kid didn't donate both kidneys :) It's sad, but that's the way it is when you want something that's way way beyond your reach.

Think about it, this is no different from prostitution... There are people welling to give blow jobs for a piece of bread. It's a sad world, really.

I believe there's an analysis of how much the iPad would cost if it's manufactured in the US. It probably cost an arm or leg (lol at the kidney joke by Killbug) for some of us.

Peace!

163.6.2011 15:55

LOL The price to pay for watching "Too much TV"

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174.6.2011 4:45

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Originally posted by leemoo:
The broker got that kidney for a friggin steal!!!
I bet you whoever ended up with it paid about $100,000 at least.
LOL so true... Well, at least the kid didn't donate both kidneys :) It's sad, but that's the way it is when you want something that's way way beyond your reach.

Think about it, this is no different from prostitution... There are people welling to give blow jobs for a piece of bread. It's a sad world, really.

I believe there's an analysis of how much the iPad would cost if it's manufactured in the US. It probably cost an arm or leg (lol at the kidney joke by Killbug) for some of us.
There is a difference between being forced into prostitution in order to feed yourself and selling body parts to buy trendy electronics that you don't need. Also, it is UNFORTUNATE that he didn't sell both kidneys...now there is a chance that he will breed, and his son will sell his heart for a PlayStation 9.


184.6.2011 10:16

people are greedy they will do anything for money.the broker is a con man.my m8 got offered $10000 cash for his eyes and still said no.


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194.6.2011 16:46

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Originally posted by leemoo:
The broker got that kidney for a friggin steal!!!
I bet you whoever ended up with it paid about $100,000 at least.
LOL so true... Well, at least the kid didn't donate both kidneys :) It's sad, but that's the way it is when you want something that's way way beyond your reach.

Think about it, this is no different from prostitution... There are people welling to give blow jobs for a piece of bread. It's a sad world, really.

I believe there's an analysis of how much the iPad would cost if it's manufactured in the US. It probably cost an arm or leg (lol at the kidney joke by Killbug) for some of us.
There is a difference between being forced into prostitution in order to feed yourself and selling body parts to buy trendy electronics that you don't need. Also, it is UNFORTUNATE that he didn't sell both kidneys...now there is a chance that he will breed, and his son will sell his heart for a PlayStation 9.
Can't argue with that... Forced to do something vs. choose to be stupid (I'm sure he's not born stupid). Jokes aside, I do feel bad for kids trying to blend into the pop culture.

Peace!

204.6.2011 17:58

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