Twelve men and women aged 38 and older suffering from end-stage kidney or liver disease are now on the road to recovery after receiving transplants at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in less than two weeks. Some of the patients have already returned home.

The number of transplants broke an Israeli record for the highest number ever in that short period of time. The leader of the teams performing the surgeries is Dr. Abed Khalaileh, an Arab surgeon living in east Jerusalem who is an expert in general surgery and head of the Hadassah Ein Kerem’s transplantation unit.

According to Prof. Yoram Weiss, Hadassah Medical Organization’s new director general, the transplant unit “is a center of excellence that in recent years has demonstrated impressive achievement and maintaining patients’ safety. It is a great source of pride for us.”

Read the entire story in The Jerusalem Post here.

Photo caption: (L-R) Prof. Khalaileh and Dr. Ashraf Imam, a senior surgeon at Hadassah