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Articles

Below you will find articles by rabbis, doctors and scholars about the halachic and medical issues surrounding brain-stem death and organ donation. Some articles are pro organ donation and some are con. We believe by showing all positions, we can allow the public to judge for themselves where they stand on these issues.

  1. Title: Clinical Report–Guidelines for the Determination of Brain Death in Infants and Children: An Update of the 1987 Task Force Recommendations

    Author: Thomas A. Nakagawa, Stephen Ashwal, Mudit Mathur, Mohan Mysore
    Publication: Pediatrics
    Year: 2011
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    American Academy of Pediatrics

     

  2. Title: Daat Torah

    Author: Cohen, Rabbi Alfred
    Publication: Unknown
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  3. Title: Brain Death – The Patient, the Physician and Society

    Author: Byrne, Dr. Paul, et. al. (Listed in Notes)
    Publication: Unknown
    Year:
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    * Paul A. Byrne, M.D., Neonatologist, St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. ** Sean O’Reilly, M.D., F.R.C.P. [deceased]. Professor of Neurology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. *** Paul M. Quay. S.J. Ph.D. [deceased]. Research Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. **** Peter W. Salsich, Jr., J.D., Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri.~~

     

  4. Title: The Challenges Facing British Jewry

    Author: Wagner, Prof. Leslie
    Publication: Unknown
    Year: 2011~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  5. Title: Hebrew Article – Arguments Against Organ Donation

    Author: Unknown
    Publication: Unknown
    Year:
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    Title: T-aynot Neged Hashtalat Ayvarim~~

     

  6. Title: Hebrew Article on Determination of Time of Death

    Author: Oren, Yechiel Mordechai
    Publication: Avoda BeGemara v-Halacha
    Year:
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    Hebrew title: Hagdarat Rega Ha-Mavet~~

     

  7. Title: Ovum Donations: A Rabbinic Conceptual Model of Maternity

    Author: Bick, Rabbi Ezra
    Publication: Tradition
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  8. Title: Meziza BePeh – Therapeutic Touch or Hippocratic Vestige

    Author: Sprecher, Dr. Shlomo
    Publication: Hakira, the Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  9. Title: Religion and the Robot

    Author: Rosenfeld, Rabbi Azriel
    Publication: Tradition – A Journal of Orthodox Thought
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  10. Title: Movement After Brain Death

    Author: Unknown
    Publication: JAMA
    Year: 2000
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    JAMA, Vol 283, No.6, February 9, 2000~~

     

  11. Title: Second brain death examination may negatively affect organ donation

    Author: Lustbader, D. MD; O’Hara, D. MS, et. al.
    Publication: Neurology
    Year: 2010
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    AAN Enterprises, Inc.

     

  12. Title: The Use of Executed Prisoners as a Source of Organ Transplants in China Must Stop

    Author: Danovitcha, G.M. *, Shapirob, M. E. and Laveec, J.
    Publication: American Journal of Transplantation
    Year: 2011
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Wiley Periodicals Inc.

     

  13. Title: The Eighth-Month Fetus: Classical Sources for a Modern Superstition

    Author: Reiss, Rosemary E, MD, and Ash, Avner D., PhD
    Publication: Obstetrics and Gynecology, used with permission by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolgists
    Year: 1988
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Note letters at end of article (P. 286-287) by Dr. Charles R. King and response by Dr. Reiss.~~

     

  14. Title: Rethinking the Brain Death Controversy

    Author: Eytan Shtull-Leber
    Publication:
    Year: April 26, 2010~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  15. Title: The Controversy Concerning Early Burial

    Author: Kottek, Samuel S. M.D.
    Publication: ASSIA – Jewish Medical Ethics
    Year: 1988~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

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