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CHINESE MAN DISABLED FOR LIFE AFTER SELLING KIDNEY TO BUY IPHONE
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Chinese Man Disabled for Life After Selling Kidney to Buy iPhone
By Spooky on January 8th, 2019 Category: News

Xiao Wang was only 17 years old when he decided to sell one of his kidneys in order to buy the iPhone 4 he couldn’t otherwise afford. After the operation Wang was told he was going to have a normal life with just one kidney, but almost eight years on, the 24-year-old is permanently disabled and dependent on dialysis.

Back in 2011, the iPhone 4 was Apple’s flagship smartphone and a status symbol at Xiao Wang’s school in Chengzhou, China. However, he came from a poor family who couldn’t afford to buy him the trendy gadget, so he decided to sell one of his healthy organs in order to get his hands on enough money to buy the coveted device. With help from a middleman, Wang got in touch with shady characters who specialized in trading organs on the black market and agreed to sell one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan ($3,200), more than enough to buy the iPhone 4 he so badly desired. Unfortunately, this foolish decision would completely ruin his life.

The 17-year-old figured that he only needed one of his kidneys to survive and the dubious doctor he met before the operation confirmed that he would be able to lead a normal life with just one of his organs. The procedure was carried out in an illegal hospital in Chenzou, and even though it was considered a success at the time, health complications arose soon after.

“Unfortunately, the operating environment wasn’t sanitized properly, which led to an infection on his wound,” Oriental Daily recently reported. “Worse still, Wang’s family were kept in the dark about his kidney removal operation and only found out about it when the teen couldn’t hide his health problems any longer.”...

https://www.odditycentral.com/news/chine...phone.html

Good thing you can't sell your organs in the USA or a lot of people would do this.
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Tragic..
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Facepalm

What's wrong with people.
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(01-11-2019, 05:55 PM)Luvapottamus Wrote: Chinese Man Disabled for Life After Selling Kidney to Buy iPhone
https://sorendreier.com/chinese-man-disa...uy-iphone/

Good thing you can't sell your organs in the USA or a lot of people would do this.

Pretty sure its big business in the US.  They just rarely get caught.
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He didn’t want the iPhone that bad. Or he would’ve been willing to give his left nut .
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thunbsup 
What will people do to have the latest tech integrated into their brains directly?
Wired to the web, 24/7? Scream1
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Maybe he can use his last kidney to get the iPhone X. He's already on dialysis
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(01-11-2019, 06:34 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: Maybe he can use his last kidney to get the iPhone X. He's already on dialysis

Don't give the guy any ideas. Chuckle
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