[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/meast/09/02/organ.brokers/art.kidney.father.jpg caption="Yechezekel Nagauker in a Chinese hospital where he got a kidney transplant after paying $100,000."]
Drew Griffin and David Fitzpatrick
CNN Special Investigations Unit
In a dank Tel Aviv hospital room, you can see at a glance just how desperate some Israelis are for a new kidney.
In one bed, Ricki Shai's mother lies practically unresponsive. Her diabetes is slowly killing her. It already has forced the amputation of both of her legs.
Sitting in a bed beside her is Shai's father, Yechezekel Nagauker, also a diabetic. But he decided, his daughter says, not to wait for a kidney donor.
"My father didn't want to be like my mother," Shai told CNN.
In April, Nagauker cut a deal with a kidney broker who promised him a new life and a new kidney for $100,000. It was available only in China, the donor said.
"The broker went to him and suggested that he become a new man. 'Come with me. Two days, $100,000, and two days you will be a new man,'" Shai said.
Today, Shai calls the broker "the killer."
Nagauker's body is rejecting the new kidney.
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