This portal contains information about live organ transplants, the different procedures and processes related to live organ donation and the benefits to which organ donors are entitled.
According to the Ministry of Health website, as of 2013 there are more than 1,000 Israeli children and adults waiting for organ transplants. Approximately 250 of them will receive an organ transplant within the next year, while approximately 100 of them will die waiting for a transplant. Every year hundreds of more patients are added to the waiting list.
Live organ transplant is relatively rare and is generally performed within families, and may only be performed for specific organs/types of tissue, such as kidneys, liver lobes, etc. This portal gives information about the relevant procedures related to live organ donation, as well as the rights to which live organ donors are entitled.
In general, live organ transplants that are not within a family are avoided due to concerns about organ trading. Nonetheless, and only in cases where there is Central Evaluation Committee approval, a transplant from a non-family member may be performed. One such example is the case of Mishael Chirurg, which was documented on Channel 2's show "Uvda".
Live Organ Donation
Payments and Reimbursements for Organ Donors
- Psychological treatment expense reimbursement for organ donors
- Recovery vacation expense reimbursement for organ donors
- Travel expense reimbursement for organ donors
- Health insurance expense reimbursement for organ donors
- Life insurance expense reimbursement for organ donors
- Disability income insurance expense reimbursement for organ donors
- Payment for loss of earning capacity to organ donors
Rights and Benefits for Organ Donors
- Organ transplant priority
- Receiving a copy of the evaluation committee decision
- Certificate of appreciation for organ donors
- Exemption from paying health insurance contributions for organ donors
- Exemption from paying co-payments for medical services for organ donors
- Medication Payment Ceiling for the Chronically Ill
- Exemption from paying entrance fees to national parks, nature reserves and archaeological sites for organ donors
Laws and Regulations
- The Organ Transplant Law
- Organ Transplant Regulations (Compensatory Payment and Financial Reimbursement for Donor Expenses)
- Ministry of Health Director Circular 11/09 from 01.03.2009 - Live Organ Transplant (Procedural Update)