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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: Organ Donation and Priority Points in Israel: An Ethical Analysis

    Author: Quigley, Muireann; Wright, Linda; and Ravitsky
    Publication: Transplantation; 93: 970-973
    Year: 2012~~
    Download: English

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  2. Title: Various Halachic Sources

    Author: Unknown
    Publication:
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    Download: Hebrew

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  3. Title: Preliminary Marked Increase in the National Organ Donation Rate in Israel Following Implementation of a New Organ Transplantation Law

    Author: Lavee, J.; Ashkenazi, T.; Stoler, A.; Cohen, J.; and Beyar, R.
    Publication: American Journal of Transplantation
    Year: 2013~~
    Download: English

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  4. Title: NEUROLOGICAL DETERMINATION OF DEATH

    Author: Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network
    Publication:
    Year: 2006
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    This document outlines the Candadian Transplantation’s medical requirements to determine brain-stem death.~~

     

  5. Title: Compensated Living Kidney Donation: A Plea for Pragmatism

    Author: Omar, Faisal; Tufveson, Gunnar; and Welin, Stellan
    Publication: Health Care Anal
    Year: 2009~~
    Download: English

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  6. Title: Need For Transplant Organs Is Acute Among Blacks

    Author: Kelley, Tina
    Publication: New York Times
    Year: 2006~~
    Download: English

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  7. Title: Brain Death Is Not The Final Word

    Author: Zacharowicz, MD, Leon
    Publication:
    Year: 2006
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Response to “Organ Donation: Gift or Halachic Obligation?”

     

  8. Title: Refrigeration, Resuscitation, and the Resurection

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

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