Chinese man sold a kidney to buy a smartphone, and regretted it
• The Chinese sold a kidney to buy a smartphone, and regretted it
Resident of China named Xiao Wang was 17 years old when he decided to sell a kidney for a brand new iPhone 4, which could not afford to buy. The guy was convinced that with the iPhone even without one kidney life will improve, but seven years later he was disabled, totally dependent on hemodialysis.
In 2011, the iPhone 4 has been Apple's flagship smartphone and a status symbol in the school of Zhengzhou City, where he studied under Xiao Wang. However, the boy from a poor family could not afford an expensive gadget. Then Xiao Wan decided to sell one of its organs, to get money for a new phone. With the help of a mediator Wang contacted the dubious characters who specialize in organ trafficking in the black market, and has agreed to sell a kidney for 22,000 yuan ($ 3,200). Unfortunately, this solution has destroyed his life.
17-year-old man believed that he would one kidney is sufficient to live a normal life. These conjectures confirmed by a doctor, with whom he met before the operation. The operation was conducted illegally in a hospital in Zhengzhou. Shortly afterwards, the guy started having health problems.
The fact is that during the operation, the doctor is not particularly observed sterility, which led to an infection in the wound. In addition, Wang did not put his family aware of what is going to take such a step. As a result, relatives found out about it only when the man could not hide health problems.
The infection spread to a healthy kidney. By the time the family was taken to a guy in a normal hospital for treatment, kidney damage was already so severe that the only way to maintain vital functions become permanent hemodialysis procedure. Since then, Wang spends almost all the time in bed, relying on a machine that helps him survive.