web analytics
March 27, 2015 / 7 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Israeli Public Helps Save IDF Soldier Fighting for his Life

Shahar Shalev

Photo Credit: Facebook

Over one month ago, IDF Paratroopers Brigade soldier, Shahar Shalev was critically wounded in the Gaza Strip battling Hamas during Operation Protective Edge early on in the war. Since Shalev’s hospitalization at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, the wounded solider has needed a platelet transfusion each day. However, with the stock of platelets running out at the hospital, Shahar’s parents recently turned to the Israeli public to help save their son’s life.

“We are in vital need of men aged 18-60 who are willing to donate platelets,” requested Shimon and Naomi Shalev, Shahar’s parents earlier this week. Platelets are fragments of cells in blood that come from the bone marrow, which play an important part in the clotting process and help prevent bleeding. They are collected through a special pumping process that can take anywhere from one to two hours.

Publicizing their request through an e-mail to their hometown, Alonei HaBashan, in the Golan Heights as well as to relatives who further spread the word, dozens of people have phoned Shimon to donate. “I received all kinds of phone calls from people I don’t know, saying they want to help,” said the father of the soldier to Israel Channel 2. “Thank you to the people of Israel who have devoted themselves to help us out. Every contribution was significant.”

Shalev was critically wounded on July 23, when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near his position in Kfar Younis, killing three other fellow combat soldiers; Lieutenant Paz Eliyahu, 22, of Kibbutz Evron, Staff Sergeant Lee Matt, 19 of Eilat, and Staff Sergeant, Shahar Dauber, 20 of Kibbutz Ginegar. Shahar’s right leg had to be amputated because of his injuries one week ago.

In light of the Shalevs’ public request, Rambam Medical Center stated this morning that the platelet stock has been replenished in the hospital and that the wounded soldier has enough platelets to keep him going, including a platelet donation from his father.

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

9 Responses to “Israeli Public Helps Save IDF Soldier Fighting for his Life”

  1. Would that I were able to to do so from Pakistan ? Praying G-D will Heal and Save him Amen!

  2. I pray for this to happend! And I will share

  3. I would gladly donate blood to save our boys & girls

  4. Why just man platelets why not women’s platelets

  5. Praying for the soldier!

  6. Haley Chace says:

    Wonderful!…. Get well Hero!

  7. Riki Riki says:

    can we pls get the names of the wounded soldiers so that we can pray for a recovery???

  8. Platelets are cells without nuclei NOT cell fragments!!!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu to Release Frozen Palestinian Authority Tax Revenue
Latest News Stories
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The PA hasn’t changed anything on their end, so why did Netanyahu suddenly change his policy?

Netanyahu and Saudi King Salman.

Obama’s “two-state” phobia shows how much he and his experts do not understand the Middle East.

Rice

Kosher for Passover? Depends who you ask.

The main suspect confessed to passing on information to Syria through the Internet.

Has anyone asked Obama why Netanyahu should even think about agreeing to a Palestinian Authority country?

A U.S. Air Force F-15 warplane dropped approximately 60,000 leaflets over the Syrian city of Raqaa to discourage people from joining the Islamic State (ISIS), the Pentagon revealed Thursday. The “Military Information Support Operations,” propaganda campaign was carried out last week and was the first time the United States has used the tactic in Syria. […]

Israel reportedly wants to change the names to Hebrew, which would affront Muslim sensitivities.

The non-binding vote approves funds for imposing sanctions if Iran violates a deal.

Congress is ‘fed up’ with being left in the dark on the Iran negotiations

While there’s not much snow left, there are bike trails, hiking trails and extreme mountain sleds.

The White House says another foreign policy failure proves Obama is doing something right, but it not clear exactly what.

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he supports Saudi Arabia’s attack on Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen Saudi Arabia has been joined by other oil-rich states, including Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the Gulf States, all of whom said that “they “have decided to answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his […]

The former US envoy to the United Nations writes in the NY Times that bombing Iran is the only way to stop a nuclear arms race.

More Articles from Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
Ukrainian Olim at Ben Gurion Airport on March 24, 2015

With one week to go before Passover, 110 new Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday morning, March 24. The majority of newcomers are refugees who fled the fighting zones in the eastern part of the Ukraine including the husband of a woman killed by a direct rock hit that slammed into their house in […]

Israel's Pres. Reuven Rivlin launches project with 'Collective Impact' to integrate Israeli Arab workers into the private business sector.

While the antisemites celebrate “Israel Apartheid Week”, a local survey found that 65% of Israeli-Arabs are proud to be Israeli.

The employees of Israel’s Knesset are also completing preparations as they bid farewell to those Knesset Members leaving and welcome new members to Israel’s parliament building.

Wein’s artwork depicting his journey to recovery recently won first place in a unique art competition.

How the volume made its way from a 17th-century Frankfurt printing press to finding its twin in Haifa is a fascinating story.

The app placed first among 800 other nominees as the contest, which has been described as the Oscars for the mobile world.

It was probably the first time that the marble relief portrait of Moses hanging in the House Chamber ever received such public acknowledgement.

The unique desert landscape that covers large parts of Israel allow for its positioning as a leading destination for cyclists, with a comfortable climate year-round and spectacular desert scenery.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israeli-public-helps-save-idf-soldier-fighting-for-his-life/2014/08/26/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: