Chinese Teenager Reportedly Sells Kidney for iPad 2

By The Atlantic Wire

And you thought that you really wanted an iPad 2? The news broke Thursday morning that a young boy in China was so desperate to get his hands on Apple's newest tablet computer that he sold one of his kidneys to raise the money.

"When I surfed the internet I found an advert posted online by agent saying they were able to pay RMB20,000 [yuan] to buy a kidney," the 17 year-old, identified as 'Zheng,' told Shenzhen TV according to the The Telegraph. 20,000 yuan is roughly $3,000 US.

On April 28th, the boy apparently traveled north to Chenzhou in Hunan Province where he had his kidney removed. This was news to his mother. "I wanted to know how he had got so much money and he finally confessed that he had sold one of his kidneys," she said. She called the police, who were unable to contact the broker.

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