Organs of baby killed in Wednesday crash donated to tissue bank

Renee Ghert-Zand is a reporter and feature writer for The Times of Israel.

The National Transplant Center reports that before going into surgery for injuries sustained yesterday in a car crash on Route 40 in southern Israel, Ayala Domanovich requested that the organs of her one-year-old son killed in the collision be donated.

Maayan’s Domanovich’s heart valves were saved and will be kept at Sheba Medical Center’s tissue bank for future transplantation in an infant in need of valves of the same measurements.

Maayan Domanovich in an undated photo. (Courtesy National Transplant Center)

Heart valves, which can remain in a tissue bank for up to five years, must be transplanted according to exact size.

Ayala’s husband Eyal Domanovich and their son Uri were both seriously injured in the crash, while she and two other children sustained moderate injuries.

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