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First implants of their kind are implanted in patients at Rabin Medical Center; synthetics used when human transplants are rejected.
A team of Tel Aviv University researchers revealed the heart, which was made using a patient’s own cells and biological materials.
Currently, Israeli law allows only heterosexual married couples to create surrogacy arrangements, but this has come under protest from MK and former health minister Yael German.
The transplantation coordination center, Civil Administration and Hadassah’s organ transplant center worked around the clock to facilitate the kidney donation and sending the teen to Jerusalem.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Israel Transplant matched donor organs, which were rushed on ice to the transplant centers where the surgical teams were ready.
In second incident, family Shahar Gabai, a soldier who was killed in a crash on her 21st birthday, donates her organs to be used in transplant.
Shirli Marder, whose liver began to fail from an extremely rare complication of taking a painkiller, may still need transplant.
Dr. says "it's an interesting proof-of-concept that with pretty extraordinary measures a patient could be cured of HIV."
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Israel makes history trying to close gap between 10% who have donor cards and 62% willing to donate.
Apparently for 1st time in Israeli transplant history, 4 recipients unintentionally transplanted with organs from donor with malignant tumor.
700 artificial hearts the size of a golf ball have been transplanted around the world, as well as in Israel for the first time.
Abdelhai Salhot donates liver and kidneys to Arab boy, 7, Jewish girl, 8, and 55-year-old man on dialysis.
One family that agreed to donate was that of Robert Fainaru, a 60-year-old father of three and grandfather of a two-year-old.
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