Husband and Wife Donate Kidneys

Tamir and Raya Ashkenazi donate kidneys

Tamir and Raya Ashkenazi both donated a kidney one year apart. Tamir, a logistical director on a kibbutz, decided to donate one of his kidneys in 2021. Tamir’s wife Raya decided to follow suit and also donated one of her kidneys in 2022.

The decision wasn’t an easy one to make. “When Tamir talked to me about it, I wasn’t for it. To have surgery done while you’re healthy and leave without a kidney sounded crazy to me. But when I saw the effect, which isn’t only on saving one life, but also saving a relationship and parents, I felt like I had to donate as well,” she said.

The article was published in ynet on November 14, 2022.  Click here to read the article >>>