Man convicted of organ trade jailed for 3 years
Aviel Magnezi
Published: 04.04.13, 13:05
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1. Is he fit for removal of a kidney?
tom ,   tel aviv   (04.04.13)
2. Sinners like him shouldn't b allowed 2 wear a kippah!
Rivkah ,   Israel   (04.04.13)
3. Organ donation is an act of altruism
Ben Alofs ,   Bangor, UK   (04.04.13)
It never should become a commercial enterprise, because it will inevitably attract criminals like Shemtov, who are motivated primarily by monetary gain, not by the wellbeing of the recipient or the donor. If there is a structural shortage of donor organs in Israel, it will need to be addressed by enforcing a change in culture, like: 1. Those patients who have volunteered to donate their own organs or tissues, should have preference over those patients, who refuse to donate any of their own organs or tissues. 2. If a person dies, and does not carry a donor card, then consent for organ or tissue donation should be assumed. So it is yes, unless.... rather than no. Religious arguments against donor donation are hypocritical if the religious person who does not want to donate organs or tissues is prepared to receive them from others when the hour of need arises. Religious people who refuse to donate should follow logic: don't accept any donor organ or tissues either. Otherwise you are a hypocrite, prepared to pay a lot of money for the kidney of some poor bastard in a slum somewhere in Asia or Eastern Europe.
4. ..not such a 'shem tov', eh what?
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (04.04.13)
5. Pecunia non olet for those wearing kippahs ,...
split ,   US   (04.04.13)
Especially to those ripping off non-jews, for them it's a badge of honor according their spiritual leaders like Ovadia Yosef ,...
6. Three years??? that's it?
israel   (04.05.13)
What a disgrace. He should be locked up for good. Scumbag
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