Seven children received the gift of life in a marathon of organ transplants at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva over the weekend.
One heart-lung operation, two liver transplants, and four kidney transplants were performed one after the other.
Those receiving the transplants were a 14-year-old boy who suffered from a chronic lung disease, two boys – aged 6 and 9 – with liver insufficiency, and two girls, aged 4 and 9, and two 16-year-old boys, who all received kidneys. The children’s hospital has performed more than 500 transplant operations to date.
The unusually large weekend workload came before the transplant operations of organs from murder victim Shira Banki, which were carried out in several hospitals across the country on Monday.