Chinese Man Sells Kidney for Apple Products
Prosecutors said Wang Shangkun, 18, from Chenzhou in Hunan province, was recruited online and one of the defendants arranged for the operation and a transplant to pay off gambling debts, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
Wang, who was 17 when his kidney was removed, suffered renal failure since the operation last year and is too sick to attend the court proceedings.
One of the five defendants is the surgeon who removed the organ and performed the transplant.
The defendants reportedly received about $35,000 for the transplant and the teenager apparently was given about $3,000 for his kidney, the BBC said.
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