Within 72 hours over the weekend, the staff of Schneider Children’s Medical
Center in Petah Tikva successfully transplanted five organs into five small
The lifesaving organs were a liver lobe, a whole liver and
three kidneys. All the recipients were in stable condition on Sunday, Clalit
Health Services – the owner of Schneider – reported.
The first operation
involved a seven-year-old girl who suffered from liver insufficiency and whose
father donated a lobe to her.
Forty-eight hours later, a kidney was
transplanted into a five-year-old boy, donated by his mother.
surgery was going on, the Israel Transplant Center learned that a liver and two
child-sized kidneys had been donated. At the end of the mother-to-son
transplant, the surgical team started to transplant the liver into a 13-year-old
boy and the kidneys into a three-year-old girl and a five-year-old
No information about the deceased donors was
Schneider is one of the few pediatric hospitals in the world
that can handle numerous organ transplants simultaneously.
transplants were performed by Prof. Eitan Mor, head of the hospital’s transplant
center, and colleagues.
Schneider has performed 450 organ transplants –
which constitutes the majority of organ transplants performed on children in the
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