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Teen Sold Kidney for iPad and iPhone

iPad costs an arm and a leg here in the United States, but in China, the
organ you’d have to part with is the kidney:

It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, but the official Chinese
Xinhua News Agency is reporting that five people have been arrested
for alleged involvement in the removal and selling of a teenager’s kidney
for transplant, according to the Associated Press.

The Xinhua story said the 17-year-old student, identified only
by his surname Wang, gave up his kidney for money, some of which was
used buy two of Apple’s most popular products — an iPad and an iPhone.

As the story goes, the mother of the student uncovered the plot.
According to Xinhua, she asked her son how he could have afforded an
iPad and iPhone, and he told her that he had sold one of his kidneys.


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April 9th, 2012

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