In a heartfelt meeting at the Schneider Pediatric Center, Dr. Lena Korn Feldman, director of Beilinson Hospital, expressed her deepest condolences to the family of Jonathan Yitzchak Samo, a soldier who had donated his organs after his unfortunate death. She shared how deeply the hospital staff was touched by the situation and spoke of the profound impact it had on everyone involved.
Tammy Fink, the transplant coordinator at Beilinson Hospital, also spoke at the meeting, expressing her personal connection to the situation as a mother of a soldier currently serving in Gaza. She spoke about the unique bond between mothers of soldiers and expressed her deep understanding of the pain and sacrifice involved.
Moshe Samo, Jonathan’s father, spoke eloquently about his son’s bravery and the impact of his organ donation on others. He emphasized how deeply grateful he was for the life-saving impact that his son’s generosity had brought to others.
Prof. Dan Arabot and Prof. Yaron Barak, who performed Jonathan’s heart transplant, further emphasized the significance and emotional weight of the situation. They expressed their deep connection to Jonathan and shared their gratitude for his generous contribution to medicine.
The meeting brought together not only Jonathan’s family but also Tehilah Tespiya’s family – an eight-month-old baby who received a liver lobe from Jonathan’s donation – highlighting the profound impact that organ donations can have on people’s lives. The doctors at Schneider Center thanked Moshe Samo and his family for their generosity and emphasized how grateful they were for all those who have contributed to saving lives through organ donations.
Overall, this emotional meeting served as a powerful reminder of how crucial it is to recognize organ donors as heroes who make an enormous impact on people’s lives even in moments of grief and loss.