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Chinese teen trades kidney for iPad 2

BEIJING, June 3 (UPI) -- A Chinese 17-year-old says he used the money he made by selling one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2 and a laptop computer.

The teen, identified as Little Zheng, arranged the sale over the Internet and did not tell his parents, the BBC reported. In an interview with a television station, he said he admitted what he had done to his mother after she got suspicious about his new equipment and the scar on his body.

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Little Zheng reportedly received $3,392 for the kidney.

The sale of human organs has been illegal in China since 2007, and the government has been encouraging voluntary donations.

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