Israeli child's donated kidney saves Palestinian boy

Monday, June 03, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Late last month, three-year-old Noam Naor fell out of a window and was pronounced clinically dead. Despite dealing with a tragedy beyond words, Naor's parents did not hesitate to answer the call to donate one of their son's kidneys to save the life of a Palestinian boy.

In fact, both of little Noam's kidneys were donated, one going to another Israeli child, and the other to a 10-year-old Palestinian boy who had been undergoing dialysis at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem for the past seven years.

The transplant was carried out on Sunday, and doctors deemed it a success.

Israeli Health Minister Yael German had nothing but the highest praise for the Naor family. "In my eyes, Noam’s parents are noble and an inspiration to us all," German was quoted as saying by the Times of Israel.

Naom's father told Israel's News1 that for he and his wife, it made no difference that the recipient of their son's kidney was a Palestinian Arab.

PHOTO: 3-year-old Noam Naor, who tragically suffered brain death after falling out of a window.

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