Friday, April 6, 2012

Chinese Teenager Who sold Kidney To Buy iPad, was Conned and has been left with decreased kidney function

Five people have been charged with intentional injury in China after a teenager sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and iPad.

The government-run Xinhua news agency said the 17-year-old boy's kidney was removed last year.

The surgeon who performed the operation is among the five arrested.

The boy, identified only by his surname Wang, now suffers from renal deficiency, or decreased kidney function.

According to Xinhua, one of the defendants received about 220,000 yuan (about £22,000) to arrange the transplant.

He paid Wang 22,000 yuan (£2,000) and split the rest with the surgeon, the three other defendants and other medical staff.

The report did not say who received and paid for the kidney. Read More