Health tax bonus to be awarded to living organ donors

Health tax bonus to be a

January 4, 2010 19:51


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A private member's bill presented by MK Aryeh Eldad that would give exemption for a set time for health tax to a person donating an organ - usually kidney or liver lobe - was passed on its second and third reading on Monday evening. Eldad said the bonus would not constitute the selling of an organ, and the amount of time of tax suspension would be determined by the health minister, with approval from the finance minister. The bill is an amendment to the 2008 Organ Transplant Law that in another year and a half will give those who register as a potential organ donor high priority on the list if he needs an organ. The Israel Transplant center said it was not involved in the bill. However, the Treasury, which was previously opposed, now supported it.

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