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Old 03.06.2011, 19:03
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Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

This is so sad- I really feel for the mother. Can he trade back when the IPad fails?

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It all started when the high school student saw an online advert offering money to organ donors.

Illegal agents organised a trip to the hospital and paid him $3,392 (£2,077) after the operation.

With the cash the student bought an iPad 2, as well as a laptop.

When his mother noticed the computers and the deep red scar on his body, which was caused by the surgery, Little Zheng confessed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13639934

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13647438
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Old 03.06.2011, 20:01
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

I wonder how much he's making from interviews too
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Old 03.06.2011, 20:13
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

Probably enough to get sufficient app store credit. When the iPad3 comes, wonder what he will have to sell off ? How much semen would be required for the next gen of iPad and iPhone ?
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Old 03.06.2011, 20:23
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

I don't get it. The iPad 2 is awesome. Hoppy, do you even own one?
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Old 03.06.2011, 20:29
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I don't get it. The iPad 2 is awesome. Hoppy, do you even own one?
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Old 03.06.2011, 22:02
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

I'm not that tech savvy, I have a phone where I email, google, facebook and track my husband through that handy little google ap (he started it). Then I have an Nook converted to get emails, read books go on the web etc., but I can't use it as a phone. I have different phones for different countries - all those rules! It is so annoying when you have to download the bar code air travel ticket to multiple phones.

But I am very attached to my kidneys, which are not in great shape, but if I could I would kiss them every night before I go to sleep.
Maybe I will get a kidney dialysis ap for my phone? A little brain scanner would also be helpful and a breathalyzer ap for anyone who wants to drive me.

Maybe we should start an ap thread?

I suppose some kids would kill for an iPad, at least this boy didn't hurt others to get his. I don't think it would go down well as part of an iPad marketing campaign though. What would you give for an iPad?

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A comparison between a rooted and customized Nook color, and an Apple iPad. The Nook is nearly half the size of the iPad and outperforms it in most categories.



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Old 03.06.2011, 22:08
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But I am very attached to my kidneys, which are not in great shape, but if I could I would kiss them every night before I go to sleep.
Have you ever kissed a kidney, Hoppy?

I really wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 03.06.2011, 22:17
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Have you ever kissed a kidney, Hoppy?

I really wouldn't recommend it.
Selling them neither...
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Old 03.06.2011, 22:18
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Selling them neither...


Depends where they come from, I suppose...
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No, but I've eaten them on many occasions!

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Old 03.06.2011, 22:30
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Have you ever kissed a kidney, Hoppy?

I really wouldn't recommend it.
Neither is trying to kiss them- I have just strained my neck. I will give directions- up a bit from where I normally get kissed!

I so hate the Apple tribe all slick and no substance- the kid got conned.
I've got an IPhone- I've got an Ipad .....blah blah bling.
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

Just think how much worse he would feel a few years from now if he had sold a kidney for a Samsung tablet
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Old 04.06.2011, 23:05
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

He'd feel worse sooner if he discovers all he got was a clone. It is his body in any event.
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Old 04.06.2011, 23:07
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

I offered him a payment plan and the item once full payment was received but he wanted it asap.
He had a Kidney, I wanted a Kidney, a deal was struck. Everyones happy
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

well atleast some desperate person that was on the organ waiting list got a real special gift when they recieved the call to show up at the hospital to get a new kidney. The kids an idiot, but how did those "illegal agents" get the kid to the hospital and I guess they faked being his parents or smth to get him cut open without asking any questions....nyway, I dont think 3k or 4k is enough to give away something sooo many people need because if it fails, its off to the dialasis machine....
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Old 18.06.2011, 17:50
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

The kid is an idiot, but the agents and the medical staff are criminals.
I hope that the mother will get the necessary backing and support to sue them and get them behind bars. (especially as it is very likely that they do this on a regular basis- the poor sadly, rarely have clout). Of course the recipient has to be very rich.
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Old 18.06.2011, 18:04
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Must say I find it bizarre (sick?) that people can make a joke out of this. If you knew a very close friend or relative with diseased kidneys, I'm not sure you would. Really.
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Old 18.06.2011, 18:20
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

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The kid is an idiot, but the agents and the medical staff are criminals.
I hope that the mother will get the necessary backing and support to sue them and get them behind bars. (especially as it is very likely that they do this on a regular basis- the poor sadly, rarely have clout). Of course the recipient has to be very rich.
17 is an age when you are not even considered old enough to have consensual sex with an adult, or even buy alcohol/cigarettes in some countries, let alone sell your kidney . Agreed he is an idiot, but more importantly he is a kid; a clear case of exploiting poverty and immaturity. Hope the criminals go behind bars.
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Old 18.06.2011, 18:21
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Must say I find it bizarre (sick?) that people can make a joke out of this. If you knew a very close friend or relative with diseased kidneys, I'm not sure you would. Really.
My Aunt almost died last year because of a kidney failure. The waiting list was so long that she was at the very very end of her life when they finaly jumped her to the top of the list and got kidneys at the very last minute.

Because her situation was so extreme and critical, it took her a long time to recover. I was going to travel there as a potential giver but sadly, we weren't compatible.

Nope, not fun!
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Old 18.06.2011, 18:27
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Re: Teenager sells kidney for IPad.

Sadly, the majority of donors are people close to others who find themselves in a life threatening situation. Taking the topic at a bit of a tangent here, but I really think we should have a system where donation is automatic in case of fatal accident, unless one has specifically opted out.
However, opting out should mean just that - if you opt out of giving, you should be 'opted out' of receiving too.
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