Most individuals today will do everything possible to survive, especially when dealing with health issues. Many will pay a willing seller for their organs – kidneys, part of the liver, and so on. However, these transactions are prohibited by the National Organ Transplant Act in the United States. In fact, offering money as an incentive to “donate” is also illegal.

In 2011, every gadget enthusiast wanted an iPhone. This is why a young Chinese man sold one of his kidneys to acquire one!

He is Wang Shangkun, who was just 17 years old at the time. He sold one of his kidneys on the black market for $4,500 AUD ($3,220 USD). After that, he purchased an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4 with the money.

Wang said, “Why do I need a second kidney? One is enough.”

What followed was undoubtedly something that he had not anticipated. Now, Wang is 25 years old and must use a dialysis machine. After suffering renal failure, he is likely to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

This man is from Anhui Province. After selling his kidney to raise money for an iPad 2, he stated his desire for one during a television interview with China Network Television. He did not, however, have the cash available to purchase one.

He was contacted by an online organ harvester and talked about selling his kidneys at the time. He said, “When I was on the Internet, I had a kidney agent send a message, saying that selling a kidney can give me 20,000 [yuan]. ”

In April 2012, Mr. M was arrested after a neighbor reported him for fraud and medical care theft to authorities in Chengdu city’s Xijing District. Later that year, his right kidney was removed against his will somewhere in central Hunan Province by an unlicensed doctor. After returning home with an iPad 2 and iPhone 4, his mother became suspicious. He was then forced to disclose what he had done due to pressure from his family. Nine people who took part in the surgery have been detained. Five of them have already been charged with intentional injury and organ trafficking-related activities.

Wand began to experience significant kidney discomfort in June, a year after the surgery. They think that the unsanitary site and surgery procedure caused his left kidney removed due to an infection a few months later. He also didn’t receive adequate care following the operation, which is a probable reason for the illness.

He is not confined to his bed. However, since a new kidney was unable to remove the toxins from his blood that remained in his former non-functioning kidney, he must lie in bed and receive daily dialysis. His physicians advised him that he might have a transplant of his own if one of his kidneys were removed. The cost of a human kidney through legal channels can be as much as $366,000 ($250,000 USD).

That means his new kidney would cost 80 times what his lost one did.

Since 2007, the selling of human body parts in China has been illegal. Despite the fact that such actions are now banned, there are still a few individuals who succumb to unlawful procedures, which is why the black market trade flourishes.

Certainly, Wang regrets his decision to simply acquire the newest gadgets.