web analytics
April 20, 2014 / 20 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Give an Inch – Steal a Kidney

JoeSettler's warning came too late, automatic government-authorized organ harvesting has begun.
Illustration Photo: Did anyone ask permission to harvest that organ?

Illustration Photo: Did anyone ask permission to harvest that organ?
Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

Share Button

Yesterday I warned that we mustn’t let the Israeli government overstep its bounds – that our bodies are ours, and not the state’s, and we mustn’t allow the state to presume is is allowed to just automatically harvest organs out of our dead bodies without our explicit consent.

Too late.

The Israeli Ministry of Health isn’t waiting for any new law to pass to do what it wants to your body and your express wishes – because “there’s an organ shortage”, as they justify it.

I think someone must have put Professor Yehuda Hiss in charge. (You remember, the guy who illegally harvested at least 8000 undocumented organs in his government run forensic lab, while no one did anything about it).

A pilot project will begin in two weeks at the following hospitals: Soroka, Beilinson, Rambam and Hadassah. If the pilot is successful, Sheba and Ichalov will also join in.

The pilot program will go on for one year, with the goal of increasing organ harvesting by 20%. The pilot will only be run in the morning.

And what is this pilot program instituted by the government that we all love and trust?

If a person’s heart dies (not brain death), the doctors will wait five minutes (of course we still presume the medical staff will do all they can to make resuscitate you up to that point, right?).

After 5 minutes has passed, a harvesting team will enter the room, and if the patient signed an organ donor card – the team will automatically begin harvesting kidneys – even without the family’s knowledge or consent.

Let me repeat that last sentence for you.

If the patient died, and apparently, even if they wanted the family’s consent, these hospitals will not need the family’s consent to begin the organ harvesting, even though they actually have a full 2 hour window to harvest the kidneys and other organs.

Heck, the family doesn’t even need to know their close relative is dead before they start cutting in and ripping out. Now won’t that be a surprise, on top of everything else.

If the hospital does find the family (which of course we’re sure they’ll make every effort to do quickly), and the family doesn’t give consent, then the harvesting process will be stopped, at whatever stage it’s at.

But don’t worry, the state is doing this for the greater good.

Is there anything else they plan to take without asking first – for the greater good?

Share Button

About the Author: JoeSettler blogs at The Muqata.blogspot.com and occasionally on his own blog at JoeSettler.blogspot.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

5 Responses to “Give an Inch – Steal a Kidney”

  1. Frank DaCoonass says:

    EVIL AND WICKEDNESS IN HIGH HIGH PLACES……….

  2. How do they know these organs are safe? I'm not even allowed to donate blood because I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. (In other words, every cell in my body, mostly my organs, is harboring human enterovirus- 71, which is a cousin to polio.) The person who got my organs would become VERY sick! How would they even know to test for HE-71, since it's fairly rare?

  3. Eventually, if you have enough money or pull, you could be placed on a "waiting list" for a matching donor, and when the matching donor is identified, an "accident" could be manufactured to help the matching donor make his/her way to the hospital for the transplant. If the hospital wants to make more money though, they would auction the available organs as they become available, but for high-end customers, a targeted "donation" would be the way to go. Of course, that's what a paranoid person would say, but eventually, when everything is linked together, this will be the future if checks and balances aren't in place and constantly watched.

  4. David Katzin says:

    It is time. The patient signed an organ donor card.
    David S, Katzin, MD

  5. This is a ridiculous post. The whole purpose of signing an organ donor card and a Living Will is to be sure I get what I have chosen done not what my family might rather have done.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
muqata logo 486x300
Current Top Story
FBI Wanted poster for Osama bin Laden
Pakistan Library Renamed to Honor bin Laden
Latest Blogs Stories
Baruch Mizrachi Funeral

When will the State of Israel decide the Palestinian Arabs are a hostile enemy and treat them as such?

Israeli troops guarding the northern border.

Like Hamas, Hezbollah also builds tunnels. Those tunnels pose a serious danger to IDF border patrols.

Firnas Hafzi, Egyptian journalist who luridly repeats Passover Blood Libel.

Visa has ads in an Egyptian magazine in which a story describes Jews as vampires. And worse.

Church of the Nativity, beseiged and desecrated by Arab Palestinian terrorists in the spring of 2002.

World Council of Churches expresses solidarity with “Palestinians” ‘languishing’ in Israeli prisons.

The Seder: We starve (during the sometimes endless recitations and discussions) and we feast.

The unique skills of people on the autistic spectrum adds great breadth to IDF intelligence work.

Passover is a road that we still travel, a long journey from slavery to freedom.

In Iran, 131 offenses are punishable by death, including blasphemy, adultery and homosexuality.

Women must eat Matzah on Pesach too but that is also a time bound positive commandment.

Pro-Israel leaders on campus are as important as the troops in the IDF and professional hasbaraniks.

The seder reminds us of our freedom now that we are home again in the land of the Nation of Israel

IDF helicopters are ready to act on a moment’s notice to defend the State of Israel.

The Samson Super Hercules aircraft ensures the IDF can safeguard Israel from far beyond her shores.

Rudoren and the Times are determined to go the extra mile to humanize Barghouti.

Gazans are among the principal victims of the terror-addicted Hamas Islamists.

More Articles from JoeSettler
pro peacenik

The Arabs didn’t miss an opportunity for peace. Their goal has always been something else entirely.

pollard no you cant

Obama’s prisoner exchange proposal is reminiscent of the Gilad Shalit deal. The primary difference is where the hostage is being held.

The Haredi community may need to add some Mussar learning to their Gemorah learning.

The heated debate in the settlements revolved around participating in the Haredi anti-draft rally planned for Sunday – or not.

JoeSettler’s warning came too late, automatic government-authorized organ harvesting has begun.

Israel wants to automatically grab your organs after death. JoeSettler says, “Opt-out”.

Hesder produces quality, dedicated combat soldiers and officers – why is it suddenly under attack. JoeSettler explores the reason…

Threats to abandon Settlers to terrorists, and boycotts of Israel are creating opportunities that can be exploited for the good, says JoeSettler.

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/muqata/give-an-inch-steal-a-kidney/2014/02/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: