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.

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October 29, 2012 00:35
TRANSPLANT SURGEON Dr. Sigal Eisner

Transplant Surgeon 370. (photo credit: Courtesy Beilinson Hospital)

 
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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.

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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.

In addition, Melamed’s corneas were removed for transplant at Sourasky on Monday.

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