Should those who have pledged organ donation receive preference on a transplant list, all other things being equal? Israel is introducing a law which does precisely that. This has incited much controversy because of religious beliefs, and yet pledges have greatly increased – no small result given Israel’s bottom ranking among Western countries for organ donation.
What if one’s religion or culture prohibits organ donation but not organ receipt? ? “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.” New legislation in Israel, giving preference to
There are also ethical issues.