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Palestinian Baby Receives Heart Transplant from a Jewish Child

Baby Receives Heart Transplant
Moussa, a six-month-old Palestinian baby from Ramallah, became the first recipient of a Jewish heart at Sheba Medical Center’s Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery Unit. He arrived at Sheba in critical condition, and according to the doctors he would not have survived without the transplant. The parents of a one-year-old Jewish child who died from a chronic illness donated the heart.

Moussa was born with severe medical issues, including tumors surrounding his heart. While there is no donor list for organ transplants among Palestinians, the Israeli doctors intervened in his medical care and facilitated the heart transplant. As soon as the parents of the Jewish child realized that Moussa’s life could be saved, they gave their permission for the transplant.

“Sheba is an island, an oasis of peace, where healing is a priority. Everyone, regardless of who they are, is treated equally with dignity and respect,” said Dr. Mishaly, Chief of Surgery at Sheba Medical Center’s Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery Unit. “There were several miracles associated with this surgery … and the events that led to the availability of a small heart were a twist of fate.”

According to reports, Moussa’s grandmother has requested to meet the parents of the Jewish child who died in order to thank them in person.

Following the complex and intricate surgery, Moussa is clinging to his life. Due to various complications, his situation is not currently stable.

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