Israel plans to implement a new program aimed at increasing organ donors. The program calls on residents to sign organ donor cards which will place loved ones ahead of those without donor cards on the line of recipients awaiting a suitable organ, AP reports.
The report states the program is the first of its kind in the world and supporters are optimistic that it will significantly boost organ donations.
The report concludes that chareidim oppose the plan, explaining halacha as they interpret it does not permit them to sign organ donor cards and as a result of the new policy, they will be discriminated against.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)