(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski )
The parents of Shimon Zelikovsky, a 35-year-old man who was left brain dead in a road accident over the weekend, donated his organs and saved nine people who desperately needed transplants.
His heart went to a 49-year-old man at Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem, while his lungs were transplanted into a 54-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva.
A 61-year-old woman received some of the liver lobe at Hadassah, and a two-year-old received the remaining lobe at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
A kidney and pancreas went to a 35-year-old man at Beilinson and the other kidney to a 54-year-old man at Rambam Medical Center.
Skin was taken for the treatment of burn patients, while ligaments and bone were saved for transplant into people with orthopedic problems and bone cancer.