Kidney for iPad Buyers Busted


Chinese police have arrested the group who let a 17-year-old boy sell them his kidney so he could buy the latest Apple hardware.

China’s state media reports that 5 people involved in the removal and sale of the organ have been arrested, including the surgeon who extracted it and the brokers who sold it on.

They face charges of inflicting bodily harm on the boy, and engaging in illegal organ trading.

The case came to light when the boy’s mother discovered he had suddenly acquired an iPhone and iPad, which she knew to be well beyond his means. Police soon launched an investigation.

The boy received about $3,000 for his kidney, but the sellers managed a much more respectable $35,000 for the organ.

He is now suffering kidney failure as a result of the strain placed on his remaining kidney, and likely faces a truncated lifetime of unpleasant and expensive medical problems.

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    Avatar of Assassinister
    Comment by Assassinister
    17:22 07/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    What? There are 2 kidneys maybe one for the ipad and the other is for the iphone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 07/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    >sacrificing any part of your body let alone your kidney for a inferior I-sucks.


    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    interior crocodile alligator
    I ride a chevrolet movie theater

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 09/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I laughed extra hard at this

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    16:25 09/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mega Fool, this brat.
    Exchanging KIDNEY for APPLE.
    Their values are heaven and earth apart, for God's sake!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 14/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    you took the words right out of my mouth :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea.. apple product are just so overrated, its not even a joke. Sucks now that he has to suffer future kidney problems.

    Avatar of Lonesnipa
    Comment by Lonesnipa
    00:21 08/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Its his own retard fault though.

    Comment by Anonymous

    *for superior master-race hardware


    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    you mean for inferior white shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    if i could sell my organs for retail value, i would sell my lung, kidney and liver (cut it in 2)

    the black market value of them is around 60k for the kidney, about 250k for the lung up to 1 mill and the liver is whatever somone would pay for it.

    im saying this as someone who will most likely never make over 1.5 million in spending money in my life... but i could grow that 1.5 to at least 25 million in stocks given the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 07/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Unlike many organs the liver is able to regenerate. You can remove up to 70% of a donor liver without many problems and it can grow back to normal size in about 2-3 months.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "You can remove up to 70% of a donor liver"
    "it can grow back to normal size in about 2-3 months."

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:00 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Now Apple need to create an I-kidney for idiots like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 09/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the liver has different lobes that can be removed if needed.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You only have one liver...

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    Comment by Gradius
    01:08 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    iSuck got you again!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Can't they just ignore this? The guy wanted his kidney removed. End of the story.
    Track the goddamn animal torturers.

    Avatar of HouseLife
    Comment by HouseLife
    18:16 07/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    There is so much shallow stupidity involved in the entire situation with this case that in the same thought I can feel sympathy for the boy while simultaneously recognize his Darwinian ineptitude and want to shoot him myself.

    And what's worse, making it that much dumber, is that there's nothing even that special about the iPad or iPhone in the slightest compared to other modern technology. Beyond portability, not a damn thing. Steve Jobs was a visionary and pioneered much of the tech with Apple that will open some convenience pathways, but within a month or two, the same shit comes out elsewhere at a fourth the price... and we still don't even need it at all. And his dumb ass was willing to split with his kidney under the same fucking retarded logic as "Well, I've got two, I'll be fine" like a god damn cartoon character. It's like he gave us permission to not care about his life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:27 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    its like that.. they still using this business model, otherwise if they design things to last longer, they would not profit much or go bankrupt imo. If they do things like, lets say selling ipod touch 1 with less feature, then within next year, ipod touch 2 with a shitty camera and some upgrades, then next year ipod touch 3 with better camera and adding some stuff that is probably gimmick, and it goes on and on, they earn much more by just doing that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey man, the 3DS is on a totally different level than the original. It can handle 2GB-8GB games. While the DS could handle less than two hundred megabytes.

    If only Megaman Legends 3 came out...

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    Comment by Astray Flame
    06:25 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just like Nintendo with its Gameboy DS series. Fat->slim version->DSi->slim version->3DS.

    I'm not hating Nintendo, just pointing this out because Anon 19:27 mention about minor add-on for milking money from their customers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    HEY, if a idiot wants to harm himself, let him do it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 10/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya, because sitting by and watching other people hurt themselves is the right thing to do.

    Seriously that mindset only makes people in this world that much worse. A little compassion and empathy go a long way even in cases with obvious stupidity such as this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:29 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and the sad thing is that he only got 3,000 dollars and the others profit more than 30k!! sad really

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That 30K still had to be divided among the 5 so he got a fair cut.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:26 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's stupid and lucky they didn't just harvest all of his organs. Even if a person wasn't that bright, most would have the innate sense of self-preservation to avoid a situation where there is so much of the unknown in something as shady as that.

    Avatar of HouseLife
    Comment by HouseLife
    03:43 09/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @ Anon 18:30

    You are the type of idiot that yet again makes me want to shoot someone for the sake of humanity's growth as a species. You are actually arguing for a boy in a very poor village, where there are among hundreds of things that could help his living situation more than a god damn iPad and iPhone if you are going with that logic, and still defend his selfishness and stupidity?

    He could have helped his family at least with the money. The only thing a boy that age thinks about in terms of self-preservation is his god damn popularity. He did it so he could look cool among his peers, because there is NOTHING on an iPad that is worth it that a cheap, functional PC can't do with the exception of a couple pointless games. You can get tons of free pointless games on a PC as well.

    There is nothing redeeming here. To pretend otherwise only defines your own stupidity and shallowness as a person.

    Avatar of starsplash
    Comment by starsplash
    20:41 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably should of... People this stupid needs to just die.

    Comment by Anonymous

    you need to fucking die if you actually thinks that, i can tell that you have no idea of how a poor chinese lives, he is kinda stupid, yes, but do you know how rare... not rare, do you know how unique, an i-pad is in his village? yes, maybe you think that an i-pad is just like a basic technology for now days, but it's a godly thing in poor villages, do not comment bad things for a foolish boy like this, if you want to comment, support him, as you understand nothing about it, he might actually still be happy without his kidney

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, and if he dies of kidney failure before having kids he will be a good prospect for the Darwin Award... no real loss.

    Avatar of Diemeow23
    Comment by Diemeow23
    18:16 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aye 17 years old he was with personal consent...the only thing I'm disappointed is how much he got for it...Burn the puppy killing bitch!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >sacrifice a precious organ to get an iPad
    >Realise that iPad like other portable apple products restict what progrms you can have in it such as no flash player to view a lot of online videos...


    Avatar of TonyBaka
    Comment by TonyBaka
    23:11 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *Facepalm* I blame Apple's ridiculous pricing.

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    Comment by diskonline
    18:23 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The price is no problem if you find a part-time job for a couple of month, it's better then a life time lost of a kidney out of a pair, not to mention life long kidney failure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He's just another sad fool falling into the fashion/trend/status trap.

    I'd *like* a mansion and a yacht, but I'm not gonna sell body parts or rob someone so I can get one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't feel sorry for the kid at all. You reap what you sow. At least prostitution keeps you whole. Now he has kidney failure and screw up his life.

    Avatar of TNinja
    Comment by TNinja
    19:30 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So, did he keep his iPad?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 07/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably got stolen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    2 words. China - Exploded.

    The end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 06/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    iPads are made in China. USA is unsafe then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bad News, the kid is Dead.
    Kidney Failure.

    Avatar of GHS
    Comment by GHS
    03:23 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    For Crapple? Last time I saw, their Macbooks didn't even have an exhaust port. No thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nonsense ...
    And they say that the otaku are crazy ... Worse than the geeks say they are better ...
    Will spend the rest of his life while playing some gadget, plugged in a hemodialysis machine.


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've heard people say they'd sell an organ to get the new ipad/iphone, but i've never heard of one that actually did it....

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:59 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I-kidney vs I-crap... I rather keep both of my I-Kidneys any day

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    00:48 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Darwin Award...

    Too bad governments from the "First World" crack down on "Sex Tourism" (want their slaves frustrated so more work ethic) or he'd just be able to rent his anus to a foreign faggot. But the kidney (both of them) is there for good evolutionary/creator reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe too much fapping to porn on ipad has made it difficult for his remaining kidney to function at top "load".

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And thus, another man will fall victim to the darwin awards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's his body, who are you to tell him what to do, at least he got what he wants

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 08/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ummm... Who are you talking to?...

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