One man's story of receiving a new kidney and a new life

In this wild time of coronavirus, Chaim still managed to receive a "new used" kidney.

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A live kidney is highest form of charity

For years, living kidney donors were common among relatives and friends, but what Matnat Chaim in Israel and other organizations are encouraging is the donation of a live kidney to strangers.

Virtual image of human heart
Robotic heart? International team develops transplant replacement

The revolutionary device is expected to be tested in humans by 2028.

California man donates part of liver to rabbi he doesn’t know

‘I’ve always had that altruistic streak and always sought out ways to help where I could,’ donor Eric Steger said.

Organ donor families and transplant receivers gather for Hanukkah

Each family brought a hanukkiah and a picture of a deceased family member who donated their organs when they died.

A team of surgeons performs an innovative meniscus transplant.
World's first 'artificial meniscus' implant performed in Israel

The implant is inserted into the knee joint through a small incision and mimics the function of the natural meniscus

President Reuven Rivlin with the Halibli family
President meets siblings of man who donated lung to Nechama Rivlin

"Your brother and our Nechama are now together. And he was with her all the time. He gave her great strength."

Israeli scientists 'print' world's first 3D heart with human tissue

A team of Tel Aviv University researchers revealed the heart, which was made using a patient’s own cells and biological materials.

President Reuven Rivlin
President’s wife receives lung transplant

Donated by family of youth who drowned.

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Police bring Orthodox man to hospital on Shabbat for kidney transplant

"Shabbat Shalom, sir, we are happy to inform you that a kidney is waiting for you to be transplanted in the hospital and you have to arrive in the operating room within an hour," said the officers.

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