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World’s kindest kidney donors

Israeli charity Matnat Chaim (Gift of Life) has facilitated 1,003 live kidney transplants since 2009 from altruistic donors – people who are not related to their recipients. Israel has the highest per capita rate of people donating kidneys to strangers. … Continue reading

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The Israeli town with the most kidney donors

The religious community of Yitzhar in Samaria has the highest proportion of kidney donors in Israel. The ten Jewish donors didn’t know any of the recipients, who included secular left-wingers. Their only regret was that they could only donate once. … Continue reading

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Finding donors for complex kidney patients

Israel’s Beilinson Hospital has implemented a new program that locates matching donors for kidney transplant patients who suffer from high levels of antibodies due to previous transplants or blood donations. It has already helped the hospital perform successful transplants for … Continue reading

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Israel’s first live multi-organ donor

Rabbi Elad Gadot recently donated one of his kidneys to a total stranger for whom he was a rare match. Years ago, Rabbi Gadot donated a liver lobe to his son Eliyahu (now in the IDF) who needed a liver … Continue reading

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Two generations of donors

Neria’s father had already donated a kidney to a total stranger. So, it was natural for Neria to register on the bone marrow database of Israeli NGO Ezer Mizion. He then got the call – he was the only known … Continue reading

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Arab donor saves five lives

Arab-Israeli Nabil Hourani from the village of Deir Hannah died of a cerebral haemorrhage, but donated his heart, both lungs and both kidneys to five Jews and Arabs. Hourani’s brother said. “My brother now lives on, in both Arabs and … Continue reading

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1st-ever ‘domino triple kidney-pair exchange’ saves 3 lives

Unrelated donors provided their organs to strangers so that their own loved ones would likewise receive treatment. http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=228097

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Janglo saves a life

Thanks to an urgent request on Israel’s favorite group information board, a kidney donor was found for a desperately ill mother of five in Ashdod. Doctors at Israel’s Beilinson Medical Center performed the transplant in January. http://www.janglo.net/index.php?option=com_adsmanager&page=display&catid=99&tid=300960

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Record number of organ donations

Israeli doctors performed a record 592 organ transplants in 2018 – 13% more than in 2017. 258 were from live donors – mostly kidneys, including 106 from non-relatives for altruistic reasons. Dvora Ben Dror, who founded the Adi organ donation … Continue reading

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Israel flies in Gaza student from Algeria to save brother

Surgeons at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center successfully transplanted a kidney into a 13-year-old Gazan boy suffering from renal failure. The donor was his brother who was flown in via Jordan from Algeria where he was studying. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Gazan-student-in-Algeria-flown-to-Israel-to-donate-kidney-to-teen-brother-533041

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