“Desperately ill boy from Gaza receives his brother’s kidney in lifesaving surgery at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center”

ISRAEL 21C
Gazan teenager saved by kidney transplant in Israel
by Rebecca Stadlen Amir
January 11, 2018

A 13-year-old boy from the Gaza Strip received a lifesaving kidney donation from his brother, an undergraduate student in Algeria, in an operation performed at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The result: a functional kidney, a reunion between family members, and proof that conflict doesn’t penetrate hospital doors. It wasn’t the first time the boy, K., had traveled to Israel for treatment. He was born with a hereditary kidney defect, leading to hospitalizations and surgeries at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sheba Medical Center in central Israel. READ MORE

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