A Chinese teenager from Huaishan in the Anhui Province wanted an iPad 2 so badly that he didn't think twice before agreeing to sell one of his kidneys so he could afford Apple’s latest tablet, The Inquirer reports.
It looks like the deal has not made him any happier and his conscience has been pricking him ever since. Zheng, a 17 year-old boy was contacted by a 'kidney selling agent' via the internet and was offered 20,000 Yuan - around £1,900 for one kidney. The boy immediately took up the offer and rushed to the hospital to have his kidney taken out.
"I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it. A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 Yuan", Zheng stated in an interview with a Chinese TV station.
A few days after, he came home and told his mother what he had done. The woman was not too thrilled to hear the news and called the police but they were unable to track down the 'kidney selling agent' or Zheng’s kidney.
The hospital denied any connection with the kidney removal operation, and said that its urology department was contracted to a businessman in Fujian, the Global Times reports.
Unfortunately for Zheng, he did not get the coveted iPad 2 but only a laptop and an iPhone.