Boy Secretly Donates Kidney To Buy iPad 2
According to the English language newspaper Shanghai Daily, a 17 year old student from the Anhui Province in Eastern China gave someone the gift of life, in order to get his hands on an iPad 2.
According to the boy, whose last name is Zheng, after inquiries into purchasing an iPad online, an organ broker contacted him. The broker suggested selling a kidney for 20,000 yuan.
Without his parent’s knowledge or consent, Zheng agreed to the transaction, and had his right kidney removed at a Chenzhou hospital, located near his Huaishan City home. Zheng was paid 22,000 yuan, roughly equivalent to U.S. $3,400.00.
Unfortunately for Zheng, the hospital he visited was not qualified for organ transplants, and doctors were unaware his surgery was taking place, because the surgery room had been subcontracted to a businessman from Fujian. Not long after Zheng returned home, he developed painful complications from the surgery.
Zheng’s mother found her son in pain, and then discovered what had happened. She called the police, who were unable to locate the broker.
According to the police report, the matter is still under investigation. It is not known if Zheng finally got his iPad, but he did say he regrets trading his kidney for the cash.