Organs of skateboard accident victim save five
Five lives were saved from six organs donated by the family of a boy, Yotam Melamed who fell from a skateboard.
TRANSPLANT SURGEON Dr. Sigal Eisner Photo: Courtesy Beilinson Hospital
Five lives were saved on Sunday from six organs donated by the family of a boy,
Yotam Melamed, who fell from a skateboard last week and suffered severe and
irreversible brain damage that led to his death.
After it became certain
that he had suffered from lower-brain death, the family agreed to donate his
organs at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. All the transplants were performed
at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus.
One lung was given to a
52-year-old man and the other to a 63-year-old man. The liver went to a
57-year-old man, and one kidney and pancreas were transplanted into a
36-year-old woman and the other kidney into a 23-year-old man.
addition, Melamed’s corneas were removed for transplant at Sourasky on Monday.