At the beginning of the new year: Billinson Hospital registered a significant landmark, when with the arrival of the new year they performed the 900th lung transplant at the hospital. The newly transplanted is Daniel Glaor 75 years old, father of three children and grandfather of 11 who lives in Petah Tikva.
Daniel Glaor said: “Until the transplant, I couldn’t breathe at all and I was dependent on oxygen 24/7 and could barely walk. I can’t believe I received the gift of life for the new year”
Prof. Mordechai Kramerthe director of the pulmonary system in Bilinson told in the meeting with Daniel that the 900th lung transplant is a significant landmark for the State of Israel: “We are looking forward to the next 1,000 transplantees to whom we will give a new life.”
Prof. Yaron Barakdirector of the breast transplant unit: “Transplantation is a great joy that begins with an enormous and great sadness for a family. I am moved every time anew by being able to be a part of such a miracle, to give such a gift at the age of 75 is not easy, but Daniel’s recovery and his and his grandchildren’s smile are worth everything!”.
Dr Yuri Peishovitzdirector of the thoracic surgery department: “Even when it’s lung transplant number 900 – it’s still challenging and exciting. The recovery in the department was relatively quick and I’m happy that towards the new year we were able to give Daniel a new life.”
Dr Israel Kuznitzthe director of the service for minimally invasive thoracic surgery: “Lung transplantation gives new life to patients who were previously connected to oxygen and without the lungs they received would not have survived. It was very exciting to see Daniel’s new lungs breathing and functioning perfectly during the transplantation and even more gratifying is his successful recovery from the surgery “.