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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: Medicine Technology and Religion Reconsidered: The Case of Brai Death Definition of Israel

    Download: English
    Author: Gross, Sky Edit; Lavi, Shai; and Boas, Hagai
    Publication: Science, Technology and Human Values
    Year: 2018

     

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

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

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  3. Title: Hebrew Article – Arguments Against Organ Donation

    Author: Unknown
    Publication: Unknown
    Year:
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  4. 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~~

     

  5. Title: Brain stem death: managing care when accepted medical

    Author: Inwald, David; Jakobovits, Immanuel; Petros, Andy
    Publication: BMJ Volume 320
    Year: 2000~~
    Download: English

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  6. 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.

     

  7. 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.

     

  8. Title: Movement After Brain Death

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

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

     

  9. Title: Rabbi (Sacks) Says Brain Stem Death Is Not Enough For Organ Donation

    Author: Wise, Jacqui
    Publication: BMJ
    Year: 2011
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Article is in English~~

     

  10. 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.~~

     

  11. Title: Abstracts

    Author:
    Publication: ASSIA – Volume 1
    Year: 1979
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute fo Medical-Halachic Research at the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem

     

  12. Title: Rethinking the Brain Death Controversy

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

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  13. Title: Daat Torah

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

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  14. 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

     

  15. 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.~~

     

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