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Israeli organization breaks world record for kidney donations

Matnat Chaim has facilitated 1,000 donations since it was founded in 2009

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Israel celebrated a special milestone Sunday, as the Matnat Chaim nonprofit organization, which encourages and facilitates living kidney donations, is about to break a world record by marking its 1,000th transplant.

Since Matnat Chaim, Hebrew for “Gift of Life,” was founded in 2019, the number of kidney donations in Israel has quadrupled.

The organization’s data reveals that about two-thirds of the donors are men, a third are women and 40 percent of all donors are teachers or educators. The organiz...


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