Archive for June, 2011

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde 

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Would you sell your kidney for an iPad 2?

For “i-anything” enthusiasts, money is no object… but how about a kidney? For one chinese boy, the kidney was a small price to pay to get his hands on an iPad 2. 

Zheng, 17 years of age, came across an online ad that ws offering RMB 20,000 for one of his kidneys. After speaking with an agent he travelled to a hospital and was discharged 3 days later, cash in hand. 

Unfortunately he started suffering complications and his mother found out how he got the money to pay for … no, not an iPad 2 but a laptop and Apple headset.  She took him back to the hospital but they denied the surgery took place. Seems they leased a part of the hospital to a private businessman who was never seen or heard from again.

Cautionary tale iLovers.

 

 

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