(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
The corneas of the late Meir Dagan, the former head of the Mossad who died last month of cancer, were given to a 70-year-old woman from Tel Aviv and an 81-year-old man at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center on Tuesday.
Dagan was registered as a potential organ donor with ADI of the Israel Transplant Center. The man said soon after the operation that he was able to read and see for the first time in a long period.
Sixty percent of families are ready to donate organs of their deceased loved ones and save lives. There has also been an increase in the number of altruistic donors of live kidneys.