Organs of deceased IDF save 5 lives

640x400xSharon-Chen-640x400_jpg_pagespeed_ic_q6xr5dU5R_The unfortunate death of an IDF soldier has given life to five other Israelis.

Sharon Chen, an IDF soldier in the elite Egoz Reconnaissance Unit, was found unconscious in bed at his base last Wednesday. He was evacuated to a hospital in the Galilee and passed away the following Monday.

Chen, 19, a top student and star athlete, joined the IDF about a year ago.

His family decided Monday night to donate his organs. His lungs, liver and kidneys were transplanted in five patients, thus saving their lives

“The issue of organ transplants was raised in conversations at home and I know that Sharon would have wanted to contribute and save lives,” his mother Iris explained to Israel Hayom. “In his death, he gave life to others. We are at peace with our decision. We went through a difficult time, but we are surrounded by the warmth and love of the staff who did everything for Sharon and for us.”

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