Organs of young skateboard accident victim save five people

October 28, 2012 14:56


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Five people’s 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 tragically 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 give his organs at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. All were performed at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus.

A 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. One kidney and pancreas were transplanted into a 36-year-old woman and the other kidney into a 23-year-old man.

In addition, his corneas were removed for transplant at Sourasky on Monday.

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