Due to the population’s surge of interest in obtaining an organ donor card, the
Adi-National Israel Transplant Center has extended through March 31 the deadline
to register as a donor and receive special benefits.
Anyone who registers
as a potential organ donor will be eligible immediately for high priority for
obtaining an organ for himself or a first-degree relative and does not have to
wait for this privilege for three more years.
The deadline was supposed
to be December 31.
During the past few weeks, Adi’s phone system has
collapsed several times due to the high demand.
Since Adi decided to give
preferential treatment to those registering as a potential organ donor, tens of
thousands of people have registered, raising the number of potential donors to
over 600,000. Until last year, the rate of registration was among the lowest in
the Western world.
An Adi card can be canceled at any time by e-mailing
Adi or sending a fax to 03-606-1845. If registration is canceled, there are no
special benefits to the member or his family.
Adi can be reached at
1-800-609-610; the Web site in English is at
www.kartisadi.org.il/eng/index.html. The e-mail address is