Halachic Organ donor Society, P.O. box 693, New York, NY 10108-0693, Phone: 212-213-5087, Email: admin@hods.org

Barriers to Organ Donation in the Jewish Community

This study shows major objections to organ donation held in the Jewish community (at the time of its publication in 1998), with an eye toward developing methods to overcome these barriers. The most common reasons cited by participants were perceived religious prohibition and ethical considerations. This association was more likely to be found in participants with formal Jewish education. The authors go on to highlight the need for better community education on organ donation and sponsorship of organ donor registration, which they address in the guide “Organ Donation: A Jewish Perspective.” Reprint Requests: Phone 416-921-1130, email more@transplant-ontario.org

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