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  1/28/2009, Shevat 3, 5769

Arab Boy’s Organs Save Four


The heart, lungs, liver and kidneys of an 8-year-old were transplanted into four Jewish children. The boy's father said: "It’s as if he’s still living."

A week ago, eight-year-old Anwar Abu-Arar from the Israeli-Arab town of Kalansua, east of Netanya, was hit by a car on a busy street near his home.  Though doctors labored to save his life, a two-doctor committee determined after several days that Anwar had suffered respiratory brain death. His father was asked if would agree to donate Anwar’s organs, and he immediately agreed.

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