Family of killed IDF soldier donates organs, saves dying COVID-19 patient

The family of the late soldier, Yonatan Granot, decided to donate his organs, saving the lives of five people.

IDF soldiers keep guard in Jordan Valley earlier this year. Will Netanyahu annex the area?  (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
IDF soldiers keep guard in Jordan Valley earlier this year. Will Netanyahu annex the area?
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
IDF soldier Yonatan Granot, who was shot in the head by accident at a training base last week, died on Friday. His family decided to donate his organs, saving the lives of five people.

A recovering COVID-19 patient in his late 50’s who suffered a lung collapse was the recipient of the late young man’s lungs in the first lung transplant performed on a recovering COVID-19 patient in Israel, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer announced.
A 63-year-old man with an artificial heart received the late soldier’s heart. Both men are currently recovering from their respective operations.
Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center received his liver. The pancreas and both kidneys were donated to Rabin Medical Center.
Granot, who was accidentally shot by another soldier on Tuesday, served as an infantry soldier in the Bazelet Battalion.
Military Police are investigating the incident.
The soldier at fault, who is currently being held in Military Prison number 6, was reportedly informed of the death and will be indicted for involuntary manslaughter.
Granot was from Kibbutz Einat, and the Kibbutz Movement expressed its “deep sorrow” over his passing.
“With great nobility, the family members facing their hardest hour decided to donate his organs and in so doing save the lives of others. May his memory be a blessing,” the movement said in a tweet.