Feeds

China jumps on human organ craze

Sidney, pass me the kidney

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

China has cottoned on to the craze of selling human organs on the Net, with one man prepared to sell everything - as long as the price is right.

The donor in question was a prisoner - a condemned one at that - so he probably thought "what the heck... if I'm gonna go, I may as well make some cash out of it".

However, according to the South China Morning Post, the con received no takers.

Elsewhere, SCMP reports that kidneys are being valued at around $36,000 - with many donors citing poverty as the reason behind the sale.

The craze for selling body parts on the Net really gained popularity last year when everything from kidneys to babies was put up for sale on the auction site.

Still, if you're stuck for a present this year for the person who has everything... ®

Related Stories

Man uses spam to sell kidney
Man tries to sell vital organ on eBay
eBay babies put up for sale
Feds to prosecute eBay hoax baby dealers

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Bono apologises for iTunes album dump
Megalomania, generosity and FEAR of irrelevance drove group to Apple deal
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.