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Old 03-06-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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A teenager in China has sold one of his kidneys in order to buy an iPad 2, Chinese media report.

The 17-year-old, identified only as Little Zheng, told a local TV station he had arranged the sale of the kidney over the internet. The story only came to light after the teenager's mother became suspicious.

The case highlights China's black market in organ trafficking. A scarcity of organ donors has led to a flourishing trade.

It all started when the high school student saw an online advert offering money to organ donors. Illegal agents organised a trip to the hospital and paid him $3,392 (£2,077) after the operation.

With the cash the student bought an iPad 2, as well as a laptop.

When his mother noticed the computers and the deep red scar on his body, which was caused by the surgery, Little Zheng confessed.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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I was thinking of donating a kidney, however I don't think I could do it for money.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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iPad and a laptop... not bad...
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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Just as well brain transplants aren't up and running - they'd have had no chance of selling that.

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Old 04-06-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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Sadly this goes on,although he did it voluntarily,I think it's something that needs to be stamped out.

On the other side of it, I guess he still has his health (albeit with only 1 kidney now) so it went okay, however one day the things he bought will break and be no use.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #6
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #7
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Pfft, only £2 grand? I'd have haggled a better deal then that and would have got meself a Ps3 out of it as well.
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Pfft, only £2 grand? I'd have haggled a better deal then that and would have got meself a Ps3 out of it as well.
The kid clearly has a lot to learn!!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:01 PM   #10
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'Lil Zheng'.

Sounds like some Teen Rapper or an Asian Pornstar.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:00 AM   #11
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I'd give both away and spend my life on dialysis if an iPhone was added into the deal.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:02 PM   #15
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I could really do with £2k
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