Comments on: Israeli organ donations soar after soccer star dies http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/04/israeli-organ-donations-soar-after-soccer-star-dies/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: HeleniSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/04/israeli-organ-donations-soar-after-soccer-star-dies/comment-page-1/#comment-29914 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 01:03:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=19577#comment-29914 However it is up to science to define death and not up to religion.

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By: k012957 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/04/israeli-organ-donations-soar-after-soccer-star-dies/comment-page-1/#comment-29389 Mon, 07 Feb 2011 20:41:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=19577#comment-29389 It is just incredible. Without any backup information the reporter states “In general, most ultra-orthodox rabbis are against organ donation while others adopt a more liberal interpretation of Jewish ritual law.” When it is obvious from other parts of the article that it is not organ donation that is at issue, but what defines “death”.

Organ donation is completely allowed from a dead body (with certain limitations), but not from a living body if the donation would cause death. “Death” in this case being cessation of the heart beating.

It would be preferable if the reporter would get their facts straight (since this is a religious issue).

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