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. In order to help those in need, the Israeli public is invited to sign an Adi card, which declares the carrier's willingness to have his/her organs donated after death.
Although no one likes to think about their death, there are situations in which, in the hospital framework, those who are "brain dead" have the opportunity to save the lives of others by having their organs donated when they pass.
This portal addresses the declaration of willingness to donate as well as the rights that come with it and what happens when someone who signed an Adi card passes away.
Consent to Organ Donation
Laws and Regulations
- The Organ Transplant Law
- The Brain-Respiratory Death Law
- The Anatomy and Pathology Law, 5713-1953 (on the Nevo website)
- The Ministry of Health's English website: Organ Donations and Transplants
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.