Social media users are not having any of it after a picture purporting to be about organ trading, makes rounds on the various social platforms.
The trending picture shows 3 people with blood stained bandages at their respective abdomen.
Holding iPhones (not sure which exactly), People almost immediately concluded and began to speculate that they traded their kidneys for the latest edition of Apple phones.
Further research from our team however shows that the news is a a hoax . According to the aftermath reports from Thailand, the picture was intended for jokes.
Sophon Mekthon, the managing director of the Organ Donation Centre under the Thai Red Cross Society, condemned the image as unethical and inappropriate and warned people that organ trading in Thailand is illegal.
“According to Bangkok Post, he said: “There is no organ trading. That is prohibited. It is inappropriate to suggest selling organs, especially to get money to buy an iPhone. It is morally wrong and unethical.”