organ donation

The Ethical Imperative Of Organ Donation

A surgeon asked an Orthodox patient, "Why are your people willing to take organs but not donate them?"

08/30/2016 - 18:27
Special To The Jewish Week

I recently received an office visit from an Orthodox Jewish patient in my pulmonology practice whose life was saved with a lung transplant. There is nothing more satisfying and dramatic than seeing someone who not long ago was suffocating to death from an incurable lung disease return to my office without the need for oxygen, radiating health and life, accompanied by his or her overjoyed family. These rejuvenated patients have been given the gift of life-saving organs from a brain-dead patient whose family allowed the donation.

Kenneth Prager

After Tragedy, Israeli Parents Donate Son's Kidney To Save Palestinian Boy

06/03/2013 - 20:00

The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian child.

The parents of Noam Naor decided to donate his kidneys after their son was declared brain dead nearly two weeks ago after falling from a window in his parents’ apartment.

The Torah of Chesed: Why I Became A Kidney Donor

05/21/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Last Sunday afternoon, I was wheeled into an operating room in Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva, an anesthesiologist said laila tov, and a surgeon removed my left kidney, which was brought to an adjoining operating room and put into the abdomen of a twenty-three year old Israeli dental student from Georgia, FSU, whom I met for the first time three months ago.

Israeli Court Allows Dead Teen's Eggs To Be Removed For Aunt

08/07/2011 - 20:00

 In an unprecedented decision, an Israeli court has ruled that the eggs of a deceased woman can be harvested and donated.

The Final Gift

10/10/2002 - 20:00
Associate Editor
His name was Jonathan Joseph (J.J.) Greenberg, but his Hebrew name, Natan (“God’s gift”) may have been the most prophetic of all. For not only did he work at Jewish philanthropy with a joyous flair for material and spiritual generosity, but when the 36-year-old communal leader died tragically in Israel last month, he donated his corneas, kidneys, lungs, liver, heart valves, bone marrow and even some skin for transplant to others. In fact, he gave more than that.
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