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Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby tankee » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:16 pm

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 22,000 yuan (US$3,500), was recruited from an online chatroom 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. He was paid 220,000 yuan...........


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 16/1/.html

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:48 pm

probably not the first case, and definitely won't be the last
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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby fightingmom » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:55 pm

The illegal trade in organs is big business in China, where demand way outstrips supply. And yes, as verykiasu2010 commented, it won't be the last

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby iRabbit » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:11 am

谁言寸草心, 报得三春晖

And this fellow do something as idiotic as this.

If I were his parents, I'll really be darn geksim :sad:

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby tankee » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:15 am

FQW wrote:谁言寸草心, 报得三春晖

And this fellow do something as idiotic as this.

If I were his parents, I'll really be darn geksim :sad:


Maybe the iPhone is for his mom and the iPad for his dad? :idea:


Ok lame joke ... :oops: :siam:

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby Sim TT » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:55 am

I know of a friend whose father paid more than $20K to have kidney transplant in China. The old man couldn't wait anymore so he took a chance. Apparently, it was a Singapore doctor that arranged it and assured that it was all legal. Well, you never really know. His old man came back and lasted another 5 years before giving up his NRIC. This was just late last year.

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby pinky » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:31 pm

the youth is suffering from renal failure and deteriorating health after the operation..

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby fightingmom » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:33 pm

See... it is just not worth it !

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby pinky » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:35 am

it was reported that the poor in China resort to selling their organs or blood because of poverty but are usually exploited in terms of price, medical assistance etc

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Re: Boy in China sells kidney to buy iPhone

Postby AC_Power » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:11 am

Without good health, what is the point of having anything else?

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