April 9, 2012

Teen sells kidney for an iPhone

In very sad news, a Chinese teenager sold one of his kidneys for an iPad and iPhone.
When the student returned home, he was asked how he could afford a new iPhone and an iPad and he told his mother that he sold one of his kidneys, the report said.

The Southern Daily newspaper reported last month that other individuals have sold, or seriously considered selling, their kidneys to earn money for reasons that included paying off large debts, making a payment on a smartphone, or paying for an abortion for a girlfriend.
Many of our students talked about this episode in class the past weeks. We never quite believed it, but also didn't think it was implausible. In China, there's a high demand for both organ transplants and Apple products. All the more to talk with students about.

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