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Boy regrets selling his kidney to buy iPad

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By Pan Zheng – June 2 2011
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China — A 17-year-old student in Anhui Province sold one of his kidneys for 20,000 yuan only to buy an iPad 2. Now, with his health getting worse, the boy is feeling regret but it is too late, the Global Times reported today.  "I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it," said the boy surnamed Zheng in Huaishan City. "A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan."

Alarm over organ trade resurgence

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DAWN.com/ April 29, 2011
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Pakistan is being pushed back into the era of organ trafficking because the ministry of health and Human Organ Transplant Authority officials refuse to accept and act upon conclusive evidence relating to organ trade and carry out an honest investigation, it emerged on Friday.

Trafficking Investigations Put Surgeon in Spotlight

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The New York Times / February 10, 2011
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ISTANBUL — For a surgeon wanted by Interpol and suspected of harvesting human organs for an international black-market trafficking ring, Dr. Yusuf Sonmez was remarkably relaxed as he sipped Turkish red wine in a bustling kebab restaurant facing the wind-whipped Sea of Marmara...

Colombia's organ transplant tourism on decline: Govt

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Colombia Reports / March 23, 2011
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Sixteen foreigners underwent an organ transplant operation in Colombia in 2010 compared to 22 the year before, the National Health Institute announces.
According to government statistics, the 16 foreign patients represent a 85% reduction compared to 2005.

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