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Two People Receive Transplanted Corneas from Tel Aviv Terror Victims

By 08/14/2023 6:49 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


According to news released on Monday by Ichilov Hospital at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, corneas from an Israeli terrorist victim were transplanted into patients on Sunday.

On August 5, Chen Amir, a 42-year-old municipal patrolman, was killed thwarting a more significant terrorist strike in Tel Aviv’s central business district. An 81-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man received corneal transplants.

Amir’s tissues and corneas were donated by his family. These tissues will be helpful to roughly 50 patients, according to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan.

ADI organ donation cards were signed by Chen and his wife, Vered. Amir and his companion approached the terrorist, whom they later identified as 22-year-old Kamal Abu Bakr, a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Amir was badly injured when Bakr fired revolver shots at the security guards. When the other guard opened fire, Abu Bakr was struck.

Amir, father of three girls, was buried in the Negev in Kibbutz Re’im.
Following Leah (Lucy) Dee’s organ donation to five patients in April, interest in organ donation among Israelis increased significantly.

On April 7, a Palestinian drive-by shooting in the northern Jordan Valley left Dee, 48, dead and her children Maya and Rina dead.

Rabbi Leo Dee, Leah’s husband, has been vocal about the significance of organ donation. Israelis were affected by a touching encounter between the thankful beneficiaries and the sad Dee family.

The families of Yagel and Hallel Yaniv met with those who received their corneas in a similar way in June.

In February, a drive-by shooting outside Nablus (Shechem) in the Palestinian hamlet of Huwara claimed the lives of the Yaniv family. The National Transplant and Organ Donation Center stated that there are not enough organs available to satisfy the demands of patients who require liver, heart, lung, pancreatic, or kidney transplants.

According to data from the National Transplant Center, 326 of the 656 organ transplants in Israel in 2022 came from living donors, while 330 came from deceased donors.


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