According to reports from Shenzhen Satellite TV; a 17-year-old student in the eastern Anhui Province sold his kidney to buy an iPad 2. The student, surnamed Zheng, got 22,000 yuan (US$3,393) for selling one of his kidneys.
The parents of the student didn’t know until he came back home with an iPad and iPhone after having surgery in Chenzhou No. 198 Hospital. Zheng was paid 22,0000 yuan after his right kidney was taken out after the surgery. Zheng said, “I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it. A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan.” Zheng is having serious health problems after the kidney surgery. Police investigations are still underway in this case and police is trying to locate the whereabouts of the broker.