Organ donation could be 'murder'

By Simon Rocker
November 3, 2009

Almighty row brewing in Israel, according to Ynet. Israel's Chief Rabbinate has said that brain death is acceptable in Jewish law for the purposes of removing organs for donation - but the right-wing Eda Charedit says: "If organs are taken from (a person in such a condition) it is murder."



Thu, 11/05/2009 - 13:20

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It's actually a bit more complicated. The dispute has been going on for decades and also involves the views of Reb Moshe Feinstein and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. The solution seems to be that it is now more possible to transplant organs that were 'harvested' after Halachic death, which is later than brain death.The entire process is very difficult, a lot more difficult than one Danish journalist seems to think !


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