A 17-year-old Chinese student is having serious health problem after selling one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2 and a laptop in late April.
The teenager sold his kidney for RMB22000 (~US$3400) at a hospital in Hunan after finding the deal from an online advertisement. His mother became suspicious after he brought home the gadgets, and reported to the police after knowing the truth.
Organ trading is illegal in most countries (China included), but not monitored strictly in some cases. The alleged hospital said that they merely rented out the room and have no idea what was happening, while the online contacts were unreachable after the surgery. And I guess the authority won’t have much interest to deal this any further.
It’s beyond my imagination that someone would sell their body parts of something that’s not a necessity. It’s just f**ked up.