The misguided belief that one needs all body parts intact to be resurrected may contribute to the poor rate of organ donation--even for Jews with otherwise untraditional beliefs.
Sometimes there is a conflict between the mandate to save lives and the mandate to avoid health risks.
Jewish views on organ donation are overridden by a single halakhic (legal) concept: pikuach nefesh—the Jewish obligation to save lives.
After learning the results of an experiment involving a decapitated sheep, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach decided to permit organ donations.
Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.
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What are the Jewish legal issues with organ transplantation?