On Saturday a medical team from Beilinson Hospital flew in to Cyprus to perform 3 translplant operations and returned to Israel. This is part of Israel's cooperation agreement with Cyprus on the issue of organ transplants.
Yesterday morning, the National Center for Transplantation staff flew from Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva to Cyprus to perform lung and liver transplant surgery. The team included transplant doctors, a lung cardiac machine operator and operating room staff. Two lung and liver transplants were performed in Israeli patients.
Dr. Tamar Ashkenazi, director of the National Center for Transplantation, said, "This time the task was particularly complex since we received both liver and lung, and there was a complex timing problem.
She said the transplant center usually receives only one organ and sends one team. "Flight and transfers are scheduled according to organ characteristics. Visibility must be transplanted within four to six hours of taking the organ. The liver takes about an hour to make it worthy of transplant." To our delight the medical staff worked efficiently and the Cypriot staff was excellent as always and received the staff from Bilinson Hospital With open mind and enthusiasm.
From the beginning of the year, this is the third time that Israeli teams have been invited to Cyprus to take organs since teams from other countries with which they have an agreement are not available.