Law and Ethics

All activities of Matnat Chaim are run in accordance with, and subject to, the laws of the State of Israel and international law.

Since its establishment, Matnat Chaim has operated according to clear ethical guidelines defining the criteria by which decisions are made regarding donors and recipients. These ethical guidelines have been scrutinized by the finest legal experts and have determined the way we work all along.

Ethics Committee

Due to the large number of transplants and the expansion of our activities, we decided to set up an ethics committee that will convene regularly in order to oversee the application of these guidelines on the ground and to discuss and rule on exceptional cases.

Members of the Ethics Committee:

  • Rabbi Prof. Avraham Steinberg, committee chair – pediatric neurologist and expert in medical ethics
  • Moshe Drori – judge emeritus
  • Eitan Yefe Nof – Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine Microbiology Institute and immune system researcher, transplant recipient
  • Devora Rubinger – nephrology specialist, former director of the Hadassah Ein Kerem nephrology unit
  • Rabbi David Ostroff – rabbinic decisor and Matnat Chaim’s halachic advisor , kidney donor
  • Tami Yechieli – lecturer at the Jerusalem Michlalah, kidney donor

Ethical Guidelines

Matnat Chaim has formulated clear ethical guidelines which govern its decision-making process. See the Ethical Guidelines document.