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R had waited for five years for a kidney transplant that would save his life. Last Saturday morning a kidney was finally donated, but he was nowhere to be found. . According to the procedure in Israel, if the recipient’s hospital cannot announce within one hour that the candidate was located and is waiting in the hospital, the right to receive the new organ moves to the next person on the national waiting list. Nurse Olga Stein, Organ Transplant Coordinator at Hadassah University Medical Center refused to give up the chance to save R’s life.  After calling him at home and leaving several messages on his mobile phone, she called the police and implored them to join the search. The police went to R’s home, and then found him in the synagogue in the middle of Shabbat services. From then on everything moved very quickly. Escorted by a police car, the ambulance took him straight to Hadassah Hospital. Dr. David Arnovich and Dr. Hadar Merchav performed the surgery successfully, giving R a new lease on life!  "Last Friday I dreamed that they found a kidney for me" said R. "I just celebrated my 45 birthday and there could not be a better birthday present for me". Happy rest of your life to R.

Date: 5/16/2012 12:00:00 AM

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