Short but thought-provoking…

February 22, 2012

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.

What are your thoughts?



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