15-year-old girl’s donated organs save four lives
Family of girl who died of edema of the brain say saving lives foremost, organ donations commemorate her life.
7-year-old recipient of donated kidney Photo: Courtesy Schneider Medical Center
The parents of 15-year-old Liel Naomi, who died as a result of edema of the
brain, donated organs that saved the lives of four people aged seven to
According to the National Transplant Center, the two lungs were given
to a 68-year-old woman at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus; a liver to a
54-year-old woman at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein
Kerem; a kidney and pancreas to a 45-year-old woman at Sourasky Medical Center;
and a kidney to a seven-year-old girl at Schneider Medical Center in Petah
The donor died after a severe epileptic attack and was
hospitalized at the Western Galilee Government Hospital in Nahariya. Brain edema
developed immediately, and by Monday her death was pronounced.
said saving lives was foremost, and that the organ donations would commemorate
the girl’s life.
The transplants were the first to be performed in 2013.