With tales of Chinese people selling kidneys to buy iDevices not just urban legends, one Chinese hospital is suggesting a less drastic method. The BBC reports that the hospital is using iPhones and iPads as ways to attract sperm donors, with a rather direct message.

No need to sell your kidneys – you can easily have a 6s.

In a posting on the Chinese messaging service WeChat, the hospital shows a photo of a rose gold iPhone 6s, and points out that the 6,000 Yuan ($940) paid for a series of regular sperm donations is enough to pay for one.


TNW notes that would-be donors have to be at least 5’4″ tall, have a college degree and pass a full medical exam before they can be accepted. They then need to donate a total of 17ml of sperm within six months.

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