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Are pig-human organ transplants allowed in Judaism?

While researchers still have a way to go, these promising developments raise the question of whether Jewish law supports using this technology.


Israel becomes world leader in live donor kidney donations - WHO

A new World Health Organization report listed Israel's yearly average number of living kidney donors as just over 30 people per million.

US man recovering after 'breakthrough' pig-heart transplant

The surgery is among the first to demonstrate the feasibility of a pig-to-human heart transplant. If proven successful, scientists hope pig organs could help alleviate shortages of donor organs.


Organ donation process will be made easier in new law

A law meant to ease the process of committing to donate one's organs after death will be debated in the Ministerial Law Committee on Sunday.

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin & Rabbi Dr. Moshe D. Tendler

Medical ethics expert Rabbi Moshe Tendler dies at 95

Born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Tendler was immersed in the dual pursuit of rigorous secular and religious studies from a young age.

Sheba Medical Center campus

Israel, UAE to swap kidneys in historic life-saving operation

The kidney from Israel will be brought to Abu Dhabi via a private plane, which will promptly fly back to Israel with another kidney in tow for a separate patient.

Beer in honor of Karin Ohayon

Drink to Remember: Beer to encourage organ donation

The special edition BeerBazaar Pineapple Pale Ale is dedicated to Karin Ohayon's memory

Family of girl killed in car crash donate organs to transplant patients

Upon the teenager's death, her family immediately agreed to donate her organs in order to save as many lives as possible.

Dr. Shahar Cohen.

Israeli doctors develop ‘pig-human’ hybrid organ for transplant

There have been many attempts to implant animal organs in humans, however there have been very acute rejections. Dr. Shahar Cohen of Beilinson Hospital thinks that this time it will be different.

Muhammad Mahmid Qiyan

Family of Arab teen shot during riots donate organs, denounce racism

“The family wanted to show that in spite of everything, their response would be humanity,” an uncle of Muhammad Mahmid Qiyan said.

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