2017-10-25 / Mideast

Man receives kidney from dead daughter

A 66-year-old Israeli man received a kidney transplant from his daughter who died in an accident while vacationing abroad.

Moshe Shimnoni came out of surgery as his daughter, Orit Gur, 44, was being buried in Israel, the Israeli Hebrew-language daily newspaper Yediot Acharonot reported. Gur died while horseback riding in Georgia.

She was flown back to Israel after the accident for treatment but died there. Her heart, second kidney and liver were transplanted into other patients.

Gur had signed an organ donor card several years ago, according to reports. (JTA)

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