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Israel’s 2008 Organ Transplant Law: continued ethical challenges to the priority points model

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Title
Israel’s 2008 Organ Transplant Law: continued ethical challenges to the priority points model
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Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13584-018-0203-6
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Authors

Corinne Berzon

Abstract

In 2008, responding to a widening gap between need and availability of transplant organs, Israel's Ministry of Health adopted a program of incentivized cadaveric organ donation. The Organ Transplant Law rewards individuals with prioritized access to organs on the condition that they participate in procurement efforts. Priority is awarded in the form of additional points allocated to the individual's organ recipient profile. Although Israel has experienced moderate gains in the years since the law's implementation, these have not been sufficient to satisfy the demand. Furthermore, the law faces logistical and ethical challenges. These challenges could potentially be resolved by shifting the organ procurement default to routine retrieval rather than the current default of presumed refusal to organ retrieval.This paper examines philosophical and practical challenges to the priority points policy and weighs whether Israel should consider an alternative policy of routine retrieval of transplant organs with the option to opt out of the donor pool.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Student > Master 3 13%
Other 2 9%
Unspecified 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 5 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 17%
Social Sciences 3 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Unspecified 1 4%
Other 5 22%
Unknown 7 30%

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