As the largest transplant center in Israel, Rabin Medical Center has seen fallen soldiers bring hope and life to scores of patients waiting for organ donations. While the tragedy of the loss is a great burden to the families of the fallen, many a mother has reported that while they grieve their son’s death, they find comfort in knowing their son could save the lives of others. “That is what he would have wanted,” a mother said, “He would want to know that his death could save others.”
As one parent spoke of their son, “The knowledge that he saved so many lives – both in battle and after - provides comfort alongside our great pain.”
Photo above: Ayelet Samo hears her son’s heart that was transplanted into Yaakov Malka at Beilinson Hospital, November 20, 2023.
(Courtesy of Beilinson Hospital)