China seems to have a bit of a problem with certain members of the population trying to trade vital organs for Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s.
Responding to this, a local sperm bank at Renji Hospital in Shanghai is offering donors the cash to buy Apple’s new handset in exchange for a sperm sample.
“No need to sell your kidneys – you can easily have a 6s,” the hospital writes in an online posting.
That’s advice worth living by!
Donors do have to fulfil certain criteria in order to qualify for the offer, though. In particular, they must be over 5′ 4″ tall, possess a college degree or above, have a Chinese ID card, and have no genetic diseases. Fondness for black turtlenecks and a working knowledge of OS X Yosemite are presumably optional.
Given that a recent offer by e-commerce giant Alibaba, promising less money for sperm samples, received 22,000 sign-ups in 72 hours, it’s no stretch to say that the hospitals may soon find themselves flooded with offers — if you’ll excuse the unfortunate wording.
The campaign seems to be proving a big hit on Chinese social media already.
And, hey, while it’s definitely a bit (a lot!) on the weird side, it does demonstrate once again that slapping Apple’s name on any cause will raise its profile.
Especially when you’re dealing with a nation of iPhone lovers.