Drink to remember: A special edition Birbazar beer called Ones will encourage organ donation and the signing of an Eddie card. The unique beer stopper, which is made abroad and arrived in a special shipment to Israel, is in the shape of the flower of an Eddie card. On the beer bottle is stamped the story of The late Karin Ohayon And a dedication to her commemoration.
Ohayon (23) from Dimona, who was killed in a car accident in Be’er Sheva, was a second-year student of politics and government at the Ashkelon Academic College. In parallel with her studies, she was also a civilian working in the IDF as a construction engineer in Nabataean maintenance wings.
On the morning of February 4, 2021, Ohayon was on her way to the Hatzerim base, after she was asked to reinforce the crew due to a shortage of soldiers entering the isolation. At 6:55 she lost control of the vehicle (circumstances are still under police investigation) and was seriously injured. MDA staff provided her with life-saving medical care and evacuated her to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva, while she was unconscious with a multi-system injury. She received medical treatment from the best doctors in Soroka’s intensive care unit, but they were eventually forced to determine that it was a brain death.
Ohayon signed an Eddie card and encouraged people to save lives. So her family did not hesitate and decided to donate her organs, which saved five people.
“When Karin’s family approached us, we thought about how we could commemorate her in the most appropriate way. This created the collaboration with the National Transplant Center, which led to an Eddie card and the creation of a beer in her memory,” said Birbazar CEO Avi Moskowitz. “I very much hope that thanks to our cooperation the awareness of organ donation will rise.”
“We are proud and excited about the complex and extraordinary move to commemorate the late Karin and to convey the message of the importance of signing an Eddie card,” said Deborah Scherer of the National Transplant Center.
The unique beer will be launched at a special event to be held on the 26th of the month at 7 Olei Zion Street in the flea market in Jaffa, where, among other things, transplant recipients who received life from Ohayon’s organ donation will be invited.