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Judaism and Organ Donation

February 22, 2012

Interesting article from the New York Times about Jewish organ donation:

A new law will take effect this year—”if two patients have identical medical needs for an organ transplant, priority will be given to the patient who has signed a donor card, or whose family member has donated an organ in the past,” sparking a public relations campaign “countering the perception that Jewish law forbids donation,”
In Israel, a New Approach to Organ Donation.

We Jews are in favor of organ donation.  If you want more information check out the Halachic Organ Donor Society (HODS).

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