Sunday, June 12, 2011

No chopped liver please

A wee bit ghoulish, no?

Its ironic to lead to off this story with a reference to  Steve Jobs who has been accused of gaming the system to get his liver transplant. See that story here.

Illegal organ deals strike fear into Chinese hearts
China Daily -

BEIJING - Steve Jobs, the American IT icon who founded Apple Inc and gave the world its iPods and iPhones, probably never imagined that a young man in China would sell one of his own kidneys in order to buy an iPad 2.

"Xiao Zheng," a 17-year-old technophile, sold one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (3,300 US dollars) through an underground dealer. He used the money to buy an iPad 2 and a laptop computer.

Earlier this month, Xiao Zheng's story appeared on the Internet, drawing thousands of comments.

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