Live Organ Donation

From All Rights (Kol-Zchut) (www.kolzchut.org.il)
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, every year there are more than 1,000 Israeli children and adults waiting for organ transplants, some of whom will die waiting for a transplant. Live organ transplants are generally performed within families - between siblings and parents and children - and may only be performed for specific organs such as kidneys and liver lobes. 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".

For more information on the topics of transplants from live donors see the Ministry of Health website.

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