Organs donated by family of brain dead child

Organs donated by family

September 22, 2009 17:46


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Kidneys and other organs were donated Tuesday by the family of a six-year-old girl from the Galilee who suffered from cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and serious developmental problems resulting from being born prematurely. Her condition declined seriously in the last few weeks, and she was declared "brain dead" at Ziv. The organs were removed there and sent for transplant in other medical centers. It was the first time that organs were "harvested" at Ziv from such a small child; the recipient was a boy with renal insufficiency who underwent the surgery at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus. The donor was born as a twin, and the other girl died at birth.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 13, 2018
Report: Israel needs to de-escalate in Gaza, Egypt says