Altruistic Donations During the Covid-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, altruistic gestures have assumed special meaning as people continue to donate organs to help others live. Sometimes, the recipients are family members; other times, they are strangers.

Throughout the pandemic, the Hadassah Medical Organization’s transplant specialists have continued to perform transplants.

In a June 29 webinar hosted by Hadassah International, Dr. Abed Khalaileh, director of the Kidney Transplantation Service at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, and Rachel Heber, director of Matnat Chaim (Gift of Life), an Israeli organization that encourages and facilitates kidney donations, discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted organ transplantation at Hadassah.

The article was published in Hadassah on July 6, 2020.

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