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Mitzvah to Donate Organs

Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg


Mitzvah to Donate Organs

[41 seconds]

Halacha strongly supports organ donation from a dead person in order to save someone else’s life. Pikuach nefesh is a very important mitzvah and commandment according to the Torah and here is a real situation of pikuach nefesh. Therefore, all the prohibitions of desecrating the dead, deriving benefit from the dead, delaying burial and not burying parts of the dead are all overridden by the strong urge to save life.

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