What would it take to get you to give up one of your kidneys? A small car? A trip to Fiji? The health of someone you love? For one young man in China, all he needed in exchange for his kidney was an iPad 2. That, and $3,400 bucks. Folks are having a field day on Twitter, here are some of my favorite tweets: "He should've waited for the iPad 3" by @therealnickmack and "I've had a productive week, Got a new Kidney and managed to get rid of a faulty iPad" by @sickipediabot.
Gotta explain how your kidneys work -- or don't -- wherever you go? We got you. This adorable kidney tote bag shows you exactly how blood gets filtered and turned into pee. Take it with you on your next dialysis clinic visit and get ready to school people. Can also be printed as a poster to spice up the walls at your nephrologist's office. Ureters in the air for your awesome kidneys, everybody!
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Have you ever thought about selling one of your kidneys on the black market? You probably remember hearing about the kid who sold one of his kidneys so he could afford an iPad in 2011. Today there's another kid who just sold his kidney - for less than the going rate! Apparently it suddenly became urgent for him to pay off his video game debt. Seems like he could have come up with ~$3200 in a less drastic way. But then again, teens have a less than matured Pre-frontal cortex in their brain. Fun Facts: Iran is the only country where selling one's own kidney is legal. O- blood can be donated to anyone! Organs you can live without: Spleen, Gallbladder, Appendix, Intestines, parts of Liver (it can regrow), and reproductive organs. You could also argue that you can live without eyes, ears, or nose- but it depends how you define Living!