TEL AVIV (Sep. 5)
Shaul Mizrahi, Israel’s seventh heart transplant patient, was reported doing well Tuesday morning, more than 48 hours after an operation that was recorded by an Israel Television camera crew.
Mizrahi, a 33-year-old resident of Or Yehuda, underwent seven hours of surgery, beginning midnight Saturday, at Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Kerem, a suburb of Jerusalem.
His heart was donated by the family of a 15-year-old boy who had died shortly before in a traffic accident.
The transplant was the third performed at Hadassah’s Ein Kerem facility and the first to be filmed for television.
It was done at the request of the Health Ministry, which is conducting a program to increase public awareness of the importance of donating organs to save lives.