Organs donated by family of brain dead child

Organs donated by family

September 22, 2009 17:46

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.

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