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Jun 19, 2012

Proposed Laws: Marriageable Age and Live Organ Donation

There were a couple of interesting law proposals yesterday debated and voted on in the Knesset.

1) About a month ago, the ministerial committee for laws approved the proposal of a new law by which the minimum marriageable age would be 18, instead of the current 17. The committee approved the proposal, kicking the proposal up to the Knesset for voting into law.

Yesterday, the Knesset passed the proposal in its first reading. The law is meant to protect minors, and bring the law in line with the accepted Western standards on this issue. (source: Globes) The proposal will still need to pass two more readings before becoming law.

2) The Health Committee voted and passed a proposal to the Knesset by which live organ donors will be bumped to the head of the line for an organ donation should they ever need one. God forbid. By this law, if it should pass, there will be n difference of the donor donated his, or her, organ to a stranger or if he donated to a relative.

As of right now, only people who sign on organ donor cards (EDI) get bumped to the front of the line. Organ donor cards, however, are for donating organs after death. People who donate organs while alive have not been given the same treatment.

The law is meant to encourage people to donate, as they will receive a clear benefit by doing so.

This law should be called, it it passes, "Eiver Min HaChai Law".

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1 comment:

  1. I think you meant, "...live organ donors will be bumped to the head of the line for an organ donation should they ever need one, God forbid." (with a comma before "God forbid"), by which you mean God forbid they should ever need an organ donation. The way you wrote it, it seems that you're saying God forbid this law should ever pass.

    Or maybe that's what you meant....


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