A 7 yr-old Jordanian boy receives his mother’s kidney at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, after suffering critical kidney failure.
Doctors say boy is recovering well after his complicated procedure, that was not possible in Jordanian hospitals.
By: Daniel Siryoti
While the Jordanian street has expressed a great deal of animosity toward Israel recently, there are also stories that occasionally inspire optimism.
Surgeons perform the kidney transplant on the Palestinian-Jordanian boy at Rambam Medical Center – Photo: Piotr Flitr
Last week, a 7-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian boy who had suffered critical kidney failure underwent a successful kidney transplant at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. His mother was the donor. The complicated procedure was not possible in Jordanian hospitals.
The boy’s parents chose to have the operation at Rambam, issuing their request through Civil Administration Health Services Coordinator, Dalia Bessa, who expedited all the relevant authorizations.
The boy, currently hospitalized in the intensive care unit for children at Rambam, is recovering well, according to his doctors. Two days after the surgery, there were no signs of rejection of the new kidney, and he had a healthy appetite. His mother had visited him.
“We direct many patients from Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to Rambam and other hospitals as well,” Bessa said. “In the past year alone, I coordinated the arrival of 600 patients from the PA to Rambam.”
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