A kidney for ipad2

A 17 year old teen in China after spotting an online advertisement which offered payment for donating an organ, sold his kidney out of desperation to purchase a new ipad2. According to reports Zheng first confessed to his mother that he sold his kidney. Later he told Shenzhen TV “I wanted to buy an ipad2 but I didn’t have the money. When I surfed the internet I found an advert posted online by agent saying they were able to pay RMB20,000 to buy a kidney” and after a few negotiations he traveled to the north city of Chenzhou where his kidney was removed in a local hospital. They discharged him three days later after paying him RMB 22,000. The unfortunate event that stirs up a normal person might be “news” to several people across the globe but it must be stated that online trading of human organs is a common practice in China despite the restless efforts by government to control it. It has become an unstoppable black market of organ trade involving doctors and even government officials.

Article publié pour la première fois le 13/02/2012

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