Two Israelis who received organ transplants from an American student killed in a suicide bomb attack died Wednesday, hospital officials said.
Six Israelis received transplants from Alisa Flatow, a 20-year-old Brandeis University student from West Orange, N.J., who never regained consciousness after Sunday's attack in the Gaza Strip.Serena Shmuelevitz, a 42-year-old diabetic who received Flatow's pancreas and one kidney in an operation at Tel Aviv's Ichilov hospital, died early Wednesday of a heart attack, hospital officials said.
Moshe Yamin, 65, who had received one of Flatow's lungs, died after his body rejected the organ, said Alon Yellin, who performed the surgery at Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer.
Malka Nir, 48, who received Flatow's other lung, was recovering well, Yellin said.
Jacob Salinas, a 56-year-old man who received Flatow's heart, was in good spirits following a visit from Israeli Health Minister Ephraim Sneh, hospital officials said.
The organs were donated to ailing Israelis to help save lives in the country she loved, her father Stephen Flatow said.
Flatow accompanied his daughter's body home early Wednesday. A funeral was scheduled for later in the day in West Orange.