I’d give my kidney for an iPad 2, no longer a figure of speech

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The urge to have the latest and greatest products is greater than ever, recently we heard how a thief was caught after stealing a MacBook thanks to some nifty software, now we have a story which will shock anyone who reads it.

A recent article posted on ShanghaiDaily tells us that a 17-year-old student from China recently sold one of his kidneys to allow him to buy an iPad 2, what’s more shocking is that the hospital who carried out the operation was not qualified to perform organ transplants.

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Apparently the student (who remains unnamed) received 22,000 yuan for his right kidney, this equates to roughly $3000 USD. Apparently the deal was set up after a broker contacted the 17-year-old online, now the boy regrets his decision as his health has apparently deteriorated since the operation.

This news came to light after the boy’s mother found out what had happened when he returned home, the mobile number for the broker is always turned off, she has reported the incident to the police and it is currently under investigation.

If we hear any updates on this story we will keep you posted, do you think more needs to be done to stop this sort of thing from happening in the future?