Topple the taboo against organ donation in Israel
Forcing families by law to donate the organs of their donor card-carrying relatives won't defuse the suspicions and superstitions that even secular Israelis have about organ donations.
Israel has the lowest organ donor registration rate in the Western world. Only 14% of Israelis carry a donor card, as opposed to 45% of Americans. This week, the Israel Transplant Center announced a record number of new registrants for organ donor cards in 2013. This statistic implies that more organs in Israel will be donated in the future. But to me, this looks like a red herring.
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