Israeli doctors will now also harvest organs after donors’ hearts stop

 

Israel’s new pilot program will allow doctors to harvest kidneys up to 2 hours after the heart stops, diminishing waiting lists.

Meital Yasour Beit-Or

Inspiring hope among patients waiting for life-saving organ transplants, Israel’s medical community is expected to launch a pilot program in which organs will be harvested from donors whose hearts have stopped beating.

Surprisingly, Israel's religious sector is responding positively to the idea of harvesting organs after the heart stops. - Photo by GettyImages

Surprisingly, Israel’s religious sector is responding positively to the idea of harvesting organs after the heart stops. – Photo by GettyImages

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