“Have you considered fertility preservation?” she asked. “Because you should do it. Now.”
There is a real need for rabbinical scholars to gain a deeper understanding of new biotechnologies, as the Jewish community needs to have halachic positions on various complex bioethical issues related to reproductive medicine.
No one looks forward to having surgery, but five and a half years ago, I actually did. I, a kidney doctor, was about to become a kidney donor. In the 1970s, shortly after I graduated medical school, kidney transplantation was still in its infancy and the five-year success rate was not that encouraging. My sister […]
The genesis of this essay began with an inquiry by the Jewish Action editors as to whether there is enough novel or substantive material about the halachic issues of living kidney donation to merit an article. “It seems clear that kidney donation is permitted, though not obligatory. Is there anything else to discuss?” it was […]