Hadassah

Border Guard's Organs Save Man with Fatal Liver Disease

Tuesday, Nov 10 2015

Benjamin Yaakovovich

The death of a border guard led to saving a man with advanced liver disease when Hadassah Medical Center surgeons transplanted Benjamin Yaakovovich's liver and kidney into the 54-year old patient.

Dr. Hadar Merhav, head of Hadassah’s Transplantation Unit, together with Dr. Abe El Halaila and Dr. Ram Elazari, performed the complicated 10-hour surgery. “The recipient was suffering from fatal liver disease and had lost the use of his kidneys as a result," relates Dr. Merhav. "In the last month, his condition deteriorated.  I’m pleased that the complex surgery went well and that the organs have been accepted and are working smoothly. The transplanted organs saved his life."

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Friday, Jun 22 2018

To Save Their Children - The Mothers Came Secretly From Syria to Hadassah

Repairing the Hearts of Syrian Children at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Jun 21 2018

Traveling with Ruth

Ruth Radiano, Head Nurse at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, is an extraordinary woman, whose resume reads like a novel. I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting her and hearing her speak, and in just five minutes with her, I felt as though I was with a Hadassah sister.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Jun 20 2018

First in Israel: Hadassah Uses Innovative Technology to Treat Cancer in Spine

A multidisciplinary team at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem recently employed an innovative technology to treat cancer metastases near the spinal cord--a first for Israel.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Tuesday, Jun 19 2018

American Journal of Ophthalmology Article Celebrates the Centennial of Hadassah Ophthalmology

The centennial anniversary of the Hadassah Medical Organization's Department of Ophthalmology is celebrated in the May issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, with an article by the immediate past director, Prof. Jacob Pe'er, and the current director, Prof. Itay Chowers.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More