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May 2012

Kidney sold

Five people were arrested in southern China after it was discovered that a teenager sold his kidney so he could buy an iPhone and iPad.
    According to a BBC report, one of the five who were detained was the surgeon who removed the kidney from the boy in April last year. The teenager, known as Wang, received roughly $3,000 (£1,890) for his kidney and is now said to be suffering renal failure.
    Quoting the Chinese state media agency, the detainees allegedly received roughly $35,000 (£22,000) for the transplant.
    The case was discovered when his mother noticed the new gadgets. When asked where he got the money, the teenager admitted selling a kidney after being contacted through an internet chat room.

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