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February 04, 2011

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Maskil

The question was not rhetorical. I do not know the answer, and I'm ready to sign an organ donor card today, but I need to know the answer because there is an option about specifying the criteria for death (according to "which rabbi"). What is the answer?

ruthie

maskil..
even i could answer that question..!

Maskil

Shmarya,

When a man suffers brain stem cell "death" but is hooked up to a machine and breathing with a beating heart is there any rabbinical authority who would allow this man's wife to remarry?

tzvi

[Organ donations in Israel rocketed in January after the death of an Israeli soccer star prompted a religious debate on brain death]

I am impressed that something so positive can come about because of a religious debate. I really didn't think that many people except for the frum followers really paid much attention to what the religious leaders said.

I guess the main thing is that some good came out from it.

Maverick

You see? The Rabbi's weren't trying to force their interpretation of Judaism on others and quash organ donation, they were using clever methods of social engineering to support organ donation!

Seriously though, it gives hope when it is shown that these people are their own worst enemies.

marrtin nerl

i don't understand this article. do they mean more organs have been actually donated or have more people signed up as donors? it seems as if more people have signed up, as that can be attributed to cohen's death( i guess those who registered told the registry they were doing it because of what happened to cohen). if 10 percent of the country is signed up thats about 700,000 people.what would be considered "skyrockeeting"? another 7000(1 tenth of percent)? 70000 (1 percent)
shmarya correct me if i'm wrong but the article says the law allows family members to reject donating even if the donor signed up.so what good is having more people sign up if half of the families(according to the article) reject it afterwards? i guess half is better than none, but it mitigates the "skyrocketing. wouldn't it be better to get the law changed so that at least those who are convinced to donate will have their wishes accepted?

marrtin nerl

did anyone notice how the occupied west bank got mentioned in a story that has nothing to do with the article?

ruthie

if a person's soul goes to heaven....wouldn't the g-d who taught us medicine be so pleased that someone could benefit so greatly from a much much much needed and appreciated organ?

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