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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Shimon Peres became a donor postmortem: who will give the cornea ex-President

Lifetime the will of the late ex-President of Israel Shimon Peres was the donation after death. So his family agreed to the transfer of the eye corneas former state leader of the national transplant center of Israel. This was announced by the son-in-law and personal physician of the deceased Rafi Waldman, who noted that the cornea Perez will be “donated to those in need.”

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The winner of the Nobel peace prize went to 94-m to year of life after two weeks ago he suffered a massive stroke. At first, Perez showed progress, but on Tuesday, 27 September, his condition deteriorated. Doctors from clinic “Shiba” in Ramat Gan fought for the life of the former President to the last, said Waldman.

“It is a common thing, – said the “MK” posthumous donation of Perez , the head of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) Yuri Kanner. There used to be halachic (i.e. belonging to the traditional Jewish law – “MK”) order that a person should be buried and cannot be burnt. In Israel, there are organizations that do that. For example, collect all the remains of victims of the terrorist attacks that they were completely buried.

But today found a halachic solution, according to which for the life of another person can donate organs. Even 93-year-old person has that can extend the life and quality of life of the living. In Israel, it is the usual story. Insurance policies write about it. And not only in Israel – all over the world too.”

According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, the bodies of the former leader of the state can be given to any person. “Corneal Perez can get anyone, even an Arab – said “MK” Yuri Kanner. – In Israel there is no division among physicians and patients too. No one monitors it. You may come across someone who stands in line”. According to the head of the RIVERS, it is impossible to imagine a situation in which the cornea Shimon Peres will be given to someone from representatives of the Israeli authorities, who need the surgery. “This is impossible, – said Yuri Kanner. – Would be a terrible scandal if something happens”.

It is known that the deceased recently the head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, who has long been ill with cancer, also bequeathed to cast their eye corneas to the needy. Transplant did to the two elderly Israeli media. Israeli General Fuad Ben-Eliezer made the same decision, giving their bodies to the national transplant center of Israel.

It often happens that the Israelis agree to post-mortem donation, signing a card from ADI, the National transplant center, which shows the willingness of the owner to donate their organs to those who are sick. The document got its name in memory of the Israelite Ehud Ben-Dror, who died before he gets one of the kidneys.

Recall that Perez was born in Cherry in 1923. During the war for independence in 1948, he became responsible for the purchase of weapons for the Israeli military. For a short time, Perez was the chief of the Navy. In 1950 he became the initiator of Israel’s nuclear program: through him arose the nuclear reactors in Dimona and Sorce. His political career began in 1959 as a member of the Israeli left of Mapai.

In politics, he worked for more than half a century, Berezanka almost all positions in the Cabinet of Israel – from the Prime Minister to the defense Minister. Post of the ninth President, he took in 2007 for a period of 7 years. The Nobel peace prize, Peres was awarded in 1994 together with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin for the Oslo accords.


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