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Posts Tagged ‘kidney transplant’

Former DM Binyamin ‘Fuad’ Ben-Eliezer,80 Hospitalized

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Former Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, 80, was rushed to Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin late Saturday night after he complained of feeling pain, according to Galei Tzahal Army Radio.

Ben-Eliezer, who has been in poor health for years, was held overnight for observation and additional tests, doctors said. They added that he was fully conscious and he is in stable condition.

He underwent a kidney transplant in December 2014 and was back in the hospital again last year with a serious case of influenze that required the use of life support.

The former minister spent 30 years as a leader in the Labor Party. He was indicted in absentia in Tel Aviv District Court last month on various charges of corruption, including breach of public trust, tax offenses, fraud and money laundering. His attorney appeared on his behalf to deny all the charges, Israel Radio reported.

Hana Levi Julian

A Jewish Family’s Search To Save a Daughter With Familial Disautonomia

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The family of 27-year-old Rachael is not used to asking for help nor is she used to accepting it. But Rachael Eisenson, who has Familial Disautonomia, hasn’t got time for such choices anymore. She needs a new kidney — yesterday.

Rachael was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, which is why she needs a transplant. But because of her blood pressure issues, she is not a viable candidate for dialysis; and this is what has raised her need for a donor kidney to the critical level.

The good news is that she has been accepted into Cornell Medical Center’s Renal Transplant Program.

The bad news is that her entire family has been tested and none have been found to be suitable donors due to their incompatible blood types.

Rachael has blood type “O.”

“It is a very difficult decision for our family to ask our friends and families to help us search for a kidney for Rachael,” writes her father. “Although the entire process is extremely challenging for us, you can only imagine how hard it’s been for Rachael. Both she and Debby (her mother) have been struggling non-stop for months both in and out of the hospital.

“Your assistance in helping us find a donor kidney would be life-saving! We truly appreciate the staggering imposition of this letter but our daughter deserves better.”

At JewishPress.com we know how proactive our readership can be, and so we now turn to you on behalf of this young Jewish woman.

Readers who are considering donating a kidney are asked to please contact the Donor Team for Registration at: 212-746-3922 (8 am to 4pm EST) ) or by email at anr9118@nyp.org.

All potential donors should inform the donor team they are calling for Rachael Eisenson. Cornell will explain the entire procedure, there is no cost, it can be done near the reader’s home and no one is under any obligation. Those who require additional information are asked to please contact drdebby727@gmail.com, fax: 631-584-8065. One can also contact Maria Abreu-Goris, transplant coordinator at Cornell at maa2038@nyp.org. If donation is not an option, the family requests our readers to please reach out to as many people as possible, to help find Rachael a kidney. If possible, reach out to “friends and families, business and social organizations, religious organizations, synagogues, churches, schools, social media contacts, and anyone else.

“Words cannot express our appreciation for your help and consideration,” the family adds. “Thank you and God bless.”

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Doctors Save 7-Year-Old Jordanian Boy

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Israel medicine has trumped politics again, this time in order to perform a kidney transplant for the desperate Jordanian parents of a seven-year-old boy, making the diplomatic row between Jordan and Israel over the killing of a Jordanian judge just another whiff of Arab hot air.

“Y” received a new life at the hands of Israeli doctors at Rambam Health Care Campus, where doctors only one month ago began performing pediatric kidney transplants. News of availability of this surgery traveled quickly and within a few days Rambam received a request from the Jordanian parents of “Y,” “Please help us by doing a kidney transplantation on our son.” A few days ago it happened.

The little boy, “Y,” suffered from acute kidney failure and needed a new kidney to survive. However, the procedure is not available in Jordan. After checking all possible options, his parents felt that Rambam was the best place to go. They turned to Dalia Bessa, the Israeli Civil Administration Health Services Coordinator, to help bring their son to Rambam.

For Rambam this came as quite a surprise—the procedure had only been available for a few weeks there. Prior to that, Rambam only offered kidney transplants for adults. Once Rambam received approval for performing this surgery in children, the hospital became the second in Israel able to provide this service, and the only one in northern Israel.

Due to the immediate danger to “Y”’s life, approvals were processed quickly. He came to Rambam shortly before surgery to undergo pre-surgical examinations and tests. Since he needed to undergo daily dialysis, and tissue matches had determined that his mother was a suitable donor, he stayed at Rambam. Even though his parents had seven other children, both parents stayed with “Y” to see him through this life-saving surgery.

When the day came, it was literally a day of surgery. First, the little boy’s mother underwent a three-hour procedure performed by a multidisciplinary team to remove one of her kidneys. Then a different multidisciplinary team brought “Y” into a separate surgical suite where the three-hour transplantation was performed.

The surgeries were successful and two days later “Y” and his mother were able to see each other. “Y” is now in a regular pediatric room becoming acclimated to his new life, no longer dependent on machines to stay alive. Soon he and his parents will return to Jordan.
Last year, 600 children and adults from the Palestinian Authority were brought to Rambam for a variety of simple to complex medical problems.

Jewish Press Staff

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