Chinese Teen Swaps Organ for iPhone

While some might contend otherwise, anyone can live without an iPhone. But a 17-year-old Chinese boy is suffering from renal deficiency after selling his kidney so he could buy an iPhone and iPad last year. The young man received about $3,500 for the sale, while the rest of the $35,000 the organ fetched was split among other people involved in the transplant, including five who have now been charged with intentional injury. The teen is from one of China’s poorest provinces, and only admitted to selling his kidney after his mother asked where he got the money.