Israel president’s wife receives a new lung
Nechama Rivlin, wife of Israel President Reuven Rivlin, undergoes a lung transplant today at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Trend reports referring to The Times of Israel.
Doctors say her condition is stable. Rivlin, 73, suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that has seen scar tissue accumulate in her lungs and made it difficult for her to breathe.
For several years she has traveled with an oxygen tank.
The hospital says in a statement that if the transplant is successful, Rivlin will be able to return to “a full life without dependence on an external oxygen supply.”
A lung became available after 19-year-old Yair Yehezkel Halabli drowned in Eilat. Several of his organs have been donated by his family.