Wednesday, May 17, 2006

 

SAVE A LIFE, SAVE A WORLD

SAVE A LIFE, SAVE A WORLD
by Judith Nussbaum

Six months ago, just before Chanukah, Martin Filla, a young Australian, saved my life. Martin donated his kidney to me. We found each other on the web.Martin will be a member of my family forever.

On Monday, June 12th at 8 PM the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod St., Jerusalem, the public is invited to hear our story and learn everything you ever wanted to know about Organ Donations from experts. Prof. Etyan Mor, Director of the Department of Transplantation, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, will discuss "The Innovations in Transplantation and the Donor Situation in Israel"; and Robert Berman, founder and director of HODS, the Halachic Organ Donor Society, will address "The Halachic Implications of Organ Donations.

The need for organ donations in Israel is critical. Of the eight hundred people on the National Transplantation List, ninety will die this year while waiting for a compatible organ donation. Sadly, only 4% of the Israeli public have opted to sign the ADI organ donor card. As the Talmud says, whoever saves one life, it is as if he has saved an entire world. If more people committed themselves to becoming an organ donor, many lives would be saved.

For details contact: Judith etzion76@netvision.net.il

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