Semigrounded saidIsreal is starting a program where registered organ doners get first dibs on organs. It's a fantastic idea and if I could I'd stipulate that.
Why wouls an organ donor need first dibs? They already have the organ.
I'm going to guess the reason is because many feel that if you are willing to accept Organs you should be willing to give as well. I tend to agree with this line of thought as organs are only taken after death of the donor.
I think the main reason Israel
is doing this is because the common Orthodox stance in that organ donation violates traditional Jewish law. Since the laws of kashrut forbid eating blood, the Orthodox commonly believes it is also forbidden to accept blood transfusions or donated organs. If a person is registered as a donor, that takes away the guesswork and they go to the top of this list.