Surgeon and accomplices go behind bars for shocking 'kidney-for-iPad' surgery

Surgeon and accomplices go behind bars for shocking 'kidney-for-iPad' surgery
A year and a half after the shocking revelation that an organized group has helped a Chinese teenager sell his kidney for an iPad in April 2011, the surgeon and another six men received their sentences. All of them are going behind bars.

Just like any other teenager, then 17-year-old Wang wanted iOS devices and he wanted them badly.

“I wanted to buy an iPad 2, but I didn't have the money," the teenager said for local Shenzhen TV. "When I surfed the internet I found an advert posted online by agent saying they were able to pay RMB20,000 to buy a kidney."

20,000 Chinese yuan is the rough equivalent of $3,000, and that was enough to convince the teenager to sell his kidney.

On the other side of the story however is a group of seven that is said to have gotten nearly $35,000 for the transplant.

Now, after the organizer of the illegal surgery He Wei was sentenced, the other accomplices will also go behind bars. He Wei received nearly $9,000 from the transplant, and the surgeon Song got around $8,300. The surgeon will have to spend three years in jail with a reprieve of five years, and the other six accomplices received one to four year sentences.

The shocking story became known after the teenager had to travel to the northern Chenzhou City for the surgery. He confessed to what he has done to his mother after suffering from renal failure and almost dying.

source: Daily Mail

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16. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

people sell their lungs for cigarettes but no one seems to think that's wrong. You could probably live longer with one kidney than lungs full of tar, so I think this is an injustice

15. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

:O thats just sad, wish that person had money to buy a brain first

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Those criminals deserve to go behind bars for deceiving that poor kid! What happened to that boy now anyway?

13. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ipad 4 = 2 eyeballs iphone5 = Lungs

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

this whole story probably gave apple an idea for a financing plan for their macs, iphones, and ipads.

9. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Old news. In China there are alot peoples selling theirs own "body parts" for money. Not only for buying a Ipad.

8. angelesmec unregistered

iPads can be replaced your kidney can't.. Although we have 2 of them, having only one means overload in it's workload.. I can't believe he done that just for an over priced piece of junk. This applies too to other devices though not junk as Apple products but still not worth it to exchange your kidney.

7. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

probably gonna sell his brains to a hungry zombie for the ipad mini... that is if he has any

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

Everything is weird at china

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This would have been a much better news if Apple had compensated all the expenses they boy had lost, mind you there's no price to what he has lost. And the surgeons...they should be sentenced to HELL!!

6. wendygarett unregistered

China the comunist? Don't even think about it :(

17. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

so should you

3. jopancy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

if you buy an already outdated ipad2 with ur kidney, and risked dying, it shows the level of intelligence of this particular youth. No matter how "cool" something is, is it worth risking ur life for it? If he had died, who would have played with the ipad, his corpse??

2. F5AllMobileWebsite

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

for an ipad1?then how is he going to buy the ipad4? geez

10. Tyrexl050

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

He still has one more kidney...

1. wendygarett unregistered

If you cannot afford one, don't buy it... Your life is much more important than the others... Just because your friends has one doesn't mean you need to obligate the trend... Don't be like them, don't be a spoilt brat, be yourselves, and make your mama proud :D

12. metalpoet unregistered

typical iSh**p! trading a kydney for some ridiculous tablet. wow!

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