A man tried to sell one of his kidneys to pay for a new iPhone 6s earlier this week, but he might want to rethink that offer. A sperm bank affiliated with Shanghai Number 1 Hospital is offering the right candidates a new rose-gold iPhone 6s in return for nothing more than a simple sperm donation.
China Daily reports, two men in Yangzhou approached an illegal organ trader online in the hope that they could each sell a kidney. One of the men, surnamed Wu, wanted the new iPhone 6s and his friend, Huang, suggested that they sell their organs to pay for the phone. The trader sent them to Nanjing to have medical examinations before agreeing to the transaction, however, he mysteriously didn’t show up to the following meeting on September 12. After some time thinking over the plan, Wu got cold feet and pleaded with Huang not to go through with it. Determined to get his money’s worth for his kidney, Huang ran away and efforts made by Wu, with help from the police, to track him down have not succeeded.
If only Huang had known, he’s missing out on a deal that would get him the iPhone without costing him a pretty vital organ. Some sperm banks are now offering 6,000RMB—the price of an iPhone 6s—in return for donations from men who fit the bill.
Ruijin Hosptial, is looking for donations specifically from men over 165cm tall, they must have a college degree or above, a Chinese ID card and no genetic diseases. The hospital treats successful applicants to a full health examination worth 1,000 RMB, which includes chromosome testing to determine their fertility status. Once the screening is completed the man can receive 6,000 RMB for each 17ml sample, with a minimum of 48 days between donations within a 6 month period. Samples are stored frozen so that in the future, if the man has any accidents that cause him to become infertile or has any friends with the same problem, the sperm can be used.
The hospital provides a cozy sperm donation room with a library of materials, and moisturizing cream, to assist the man in earning that smartphone.
The deal seems to be catching on across China with another sperm bank in Hubei offering a similar deal for the iPhone 6s. Doctor Zhu, from a Hubei province sperm bank, says that hospitals are having to resort to crude advertising tactics on social networking in order to attract “underground sperm” because it is illegal to publish the advertisements publicly in China.
Earlier this year, e-commerce behemoth Alibaba continued to aggressively expand into all industries in China with the opening of its very own sperm bank that attracted more than 22,000 men to sign up in the first 72 hours with promises of 5,000RMB a pop. Not bad, but not rosy gold iPhone6s good either.
by Daniel Cunningham