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  • Chinese Prosecutors Finally Pressing Charges After Teen Sells Kidney for iPad



    Last year the story of a teenager in Southern China selling one of his kidneys in order to purchase and iPad made its way through the headlines. Now, nearly a year later Chinese prosecuters have charged five people in an intentional injury case.

    The boy, only referred by his surname Wang, now suffers from renal deficiency and his condition is deteriorating. The surgeon who performed the surgery and four others are being prosecuted according to the government-run Xinhua News Agency.

    According to the Xinhua account, one of the defendants received about 220,000 yuan (about $35,000) to arrange the transplant. He paid Wang 22,000 yuan and split the rest with the surgeon, the three other defendants and other medical staff. — Reuters
    Wang—from the extremely poor province of Anhui an extremely poor province— used the money gained from the selling of his Kidney to purchase an iPhone and iPad. Wang admitted to having the surgery after his mother questioned about where he got the money for his iPad and iPhone.

    With only a fraction of the people who need organ transplants able to get them, a black market for human organs has emerged. Those who can afford it engage in “transplant tourism” where patients travel to other countries for the necessary operations. Others are forced to extremes, and can be prosecuted as China banned the trading of human organs in 2007.

    Soure: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Chinese Prosecutors Finally Pressing Charges After Teen Sells Kidney for iPad started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      And Apple will gladly take your money even if it is from body parts.

      Thats why Apple suck. A PC would've been a lot better, he could've brought one with some blood and sperm.
      This is what's wrong with the world, people "trying" to write a post saying Apple sucks on an Apple forum. I say trying because your grammar/spelling is wrong lol! You just want to get a reaction from other members! It's quite pathetic that you waste your time doing this. Everyone has their opinion which is great, but when you have to put down another company to try and make another look better...that's just sad!

      By the way, an iPad is considered a PC by some and Apple makes PC's! LOL!
    1. cassidy's Avatar
      cassidy -
      If the governments didn't regulate the transplant industry there would be no
      Need for a black market. Just sayin.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      I wouldn't give my kidney for all the ipads and iphones and droids in the world.
    1. Cisi0579's Avatar
      Cisi0579 -
      i think the parents should really think and look back at themselves, i mean i feel if they were given enough of love、care and secure all that i think it will be turn out much different.

      god bless that child
    1. ANGELLO DîABLO's Avatar
      ANGELLO DîABLO -
      now that's a fanboy!
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by Heathen711 View Post
      Sad to see that is what you focused on about this article...
      Oh please. It's not a typo. It's an error that stops you and makes you read the sentence again to make sure you haven't missed something. Not really a question of focusing on it.
      It is a shame that this was done of course and I'm sure the poster realises that. Be melodramatic over the actual incident, sure - understandable, but over this ??
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      And Apple will gladly take your money even if it is from body parts.

      Thats why Apple suck and PC would've been a lot better. He could've brought one with some blood and sperm.
      Haha, what makes this comment even greater is that someone took it so seriously.
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Quote Originally Posted by cassidy View Post
      If the governments didn't regulate the transplant industry there would be no
      Need for a black market. Just sayin.
      i hate to be negative but that was just an asinine remark...just sayin
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Sad
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Haha, what makes this comment even greater is that someone took it so seriously.
      The sad thing is you don't know if he's being serious or not, which is why I made that comment in the first place!

      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      I wouldn't give my kidney for all the ipads and iphones and droids in the world.
      Agreed! There's a reason we have two kidneys!
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      He should of at least bought a smart car with the money.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Lol
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Haha, what makes this comment even greater is that someone took it so seriously.

      For starters, if it was a joke...it was a really bad one that didn't even give me a grin....
      Second: apple doesn't know where people get money from.when u buy an apple product , they don't ask "hey where did you get this money and would you like an iPad case with that?"

      The kid basically had some mental issues due to being his nature/nurture environment....that and the fact that the surgeons banked in this deal...they made more money selling the organ which is sad because they didn't care about the kids health or how small the cut he was getting...(if I read correctly)
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      ^^ Agree
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Not just corrupt, but it's incredibly sad that this boy was so hard up for a few apple devices and the obvious mental affliction that this boy has to think that it was worth a kidney. The people who engages in this transaction really needed to ask themselves why this kid would give up an organ for something so simple. That's an obvious sign that he was no where stable enough to make this decision. Now this poor kid is more or less dying for an Apple device. If you ask me Tim Cook should pay for this kids life to be saved....I guarantee there's no bigger fan.

      Think different......or give a kidney!
      APPLE
      This story is about corruption, not the boy wanting a toy. Get it straight. Kids want things and think crazy just about anything is worth doing to get that toy they long for. That isn't the point. That's been the same since time immemorial. The story is about adults who know better and took advantage of and mutilated a child for personal gain. You insult this kid and denigrate his hardship with your stupidity.
    1. Mr.iPhone's Avatar
      Mr.iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Not just corrupt, but it's incredibly sad that this boy was so hard up for a few apple devices and the obvious mental affliction that this boy has to think that it was worth a kidney. The people who engages in this transaction really needed to ask themselves why this kid would give up an organ for something so simple. That's an obvious sign that he was no where stable enough to make this decision. Now this poor kid is more or less dying for an Apple device. If you ask me Tim Cook should pay for this kids life to be saved....I guarantee there's no bigger fan.

      Think different......or give a kidney!
      APPLE
      Why should Tim Cook pay to Save His life, Apple did nothing except their job...Market some devices to most of the world. Now that a kid who clearly had some mental issue's sold a kidney to get one of these devices and Apple should be the one to pay for it...Not only Apple but the New CEO who wasn't even the CEO when this event happened. Apple is not a hospital, A group Similar to the Red Cross will probably step and take care of this kid. He'll also probably get all the apple devices he can think of.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      This story is getting twisted around. Some of your comments make it spun like you believe he gave someone his kidney and in return they gave him some apple products. No. He sold his kidney. For money. He spent some of that money on apple products. That's it

      Also, he was seventeen. That's pretty close to being a legal adult. I'm sure if he committed a crime he would be charged is an adult. So he sold his kidney, shouldn't he have that right?

      Stupid, yeah sure. A huge risk and potentially bad for his health, I'm sure, but so is chain smoking and drinking heavily. But it's about choice. How much do we and want our governments to protect us from ourselves?

      Now, if he was mentally handicapped ( which you'd almost have to be to do this) it's a little different. I haven't seen any articles that address this so I don't know.
    1. zen061509's Avatar
      zen061509 -
      i think the cause of selling his kidney was about to play the app called "amateur surgeon 2"

      seriously, i hope that apple will help that kid..
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      And Apple will gladly take your money even if it is from body parts.

      Thats why Apple suck and PC would've been a lot better. He could've brought one with some blood and sperm.
      Yes, PC venders often ask where you got your money from before they hesitantly sell you their products. Not really sure what PCs have to do with iPads, but asking you to make sense is certainly aiming way too high.
    1. Cubic Meter's Avatar
      Cubic Meter -
      He got 22000 Yuan out of the deal, which is about US$ 3500. He's (supposedly) very poor, yet he's gonna blow half of that money for an iPhone and an iPad? The rest of the money is probably just enough for a couple of years of calling & data plan. I think he severely lacks self esteem and wants to show off.