Teenagers are crazy about new gadgets like
Iphone, Ipad etc.
A teenager in China reportedly sold one of his
kidneys so he could buy an Apple iPad 2, according to reports from Chinese
Identified as simply Zheng, the 17-year-old took to the Internet to find a way
to raise money so he could buy himself an iPad 2, according to Shanghai Daily.
"I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it," Zheng told the Daily. "A
broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney
for 20,000 yuan."
So, on April 28, the high-schooler left his home in the Anhui province to have
his kidney removed in the Hunan province of China, according to reports from
both Shanghai Daily and the Global Times newspaper.
Zheng got his 20,000 yuan, which is equal to about $3,100, and returned home
with a laptop and an iPad 2, according to a report from the BBC.
When Zheng's mother noticed the computers and a "deep red scar on his body,
which was caused by the surgery," the teen confessed to selling his kidney.
NBC got video footage of what it says is the boy's kidney-removal scar and aired
it on the Today show.
After learning what Zheng did, his mother went straight to the police, who so
far have been unable to track down the organ broker, the reports said.
However, police have learned that the hospital where Zheng had his kidney taken
out "was not qualified to perform organ transplants," the Shanghai Daily report
said. "The hospital claimed they had no idea about Zheng's surgery because the
department that did the surgery had been contracted to a Fujian businessman."
( Courtesy: Los Angles Times