Israel, like most of the world, has a greater need for organ transplants than available organs. In a step some call radical, Israel plans to increase available donor organs by placing those who sign up to be potential donors (as most Americans do when they renew their driver's license) higher on the waiting list than those who refuse to donate.
In some ways the idea make sense. Why should you be able to get a donor organ if you are unwilling to donate your own upon your death? You are willing to take but not give... that isn't fair is it?
Here's the opposing viewpoint: an estimated 100,000 of Israelites are Ultra-Orthodox Jews, a religion that does not permit organ donation prior to cardiac death. So for these people, being placed lower on the list by not registering to be a donor could be a death sentence.
What do you think?
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