Monday, September 19, 2011

Israeli Jewish family donate daughter's lungs, heart to an Arab woman

Palestine Press Agency reports that a Jewish family has donated the lungs and heart of their brain-dead daughter to a Palestinian Arab woman from Nazareth.

The Jewish girl was killed in a traffic accident in early August. She was 18. Her family, named Ayyash, is of Moroccan origin.

The two families met in Nazareth over the weekend, and the Jewish family was overwhelmed to meet the woman within whose body their daughter's heart was beating.

An Arab doctor from the area urged more Israeli Arabs to donate organs, noting that there are far fewer Arab donors than Jewish ones. He also urged more Arab bone marrow donors.