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The ultra-Orthodox community has come up with a response to the growing popularity of Israel's organ-donor cards, also known as Adi cards. The community has issued a new card called a "life card," which expresses its holders' wish not to donate organs. The new card states: "I do not give my permission to take from me, not in life or in death, any organ or part of my body for any purpose."

The initiative came after the organ-donor law regulating organ donations in compliance with Jewish law in cases of brain and respiratory death, was approved by the Knesset in March.

Sources within the ultra-Orthodox community told Army Radio on Wednesday that organ donation cards were actually a "way of stealing organs from helpless people."

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