A Chinese man who sold his kidney to buy an iPhone when he was 17 now relies on dialysis to live after his remaining kidney failed.
Wang Shangkun made the decision to sell one of his kidneys on the black market because his family was too poor to afford the latest Apple products, reported news.com.au.
Eight years on, the 25-year-old is now bedridden after developing renal deficiency leading to an infection due to the unsanitary surgery.
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Mr Wang reportedly met the alleged harvesters online who told him they would pay him for his kidney.
News.com.au said Mr Wang received around NZ$3700, the rest of the money divided up among the organ harvesting gang.
He bought an iPhone 4 and iPad 2 with the funds.
Five people were sent to jail in 2012 for their connection to the case, including the surgeon who carried out the operation and Mr Wang's family was awarded around NZ$317,000 in compensation later that year.
Mr Wang is now bedridden for life due to his bad decision.