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Author:  matis
E-mail:  adler11@juno.com
Date:  1/4/2006 11:38:00 AM
Subject:  Organ Donation
Message:  1) Is one allowed during their lifetime to donate their organs:

a) to save another's life? (Jew, Non Jew)?

b) for medical research? (potential life saving in the future)

2) Is the halacha different when the donor is dead?

Can you explain the reasoning for the above halachos?
Reply:  These are not website proper questions, for obvious reasons. They should be asked at the time that it is relevant.
However, one cannot sign a organ donor card.

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