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Kidneys For Sale: Rationing Renal Therapy (1996)

Rabbi Tzvi Flaum & Dr. Eli Friedman
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Is it fair for the rich to have the most access to organ transplants? What if a treatment is too expensive, not covered by insureances, or dictated to be done a certain way by the insurance? Should a CEO make a higher salery if his medical insurance isn't making money? And is the dialisys machine allowed to be removed under any circumstances?

This is a vintage video and is being shared here for its historical value and its content, not for the quality of its video.

This forum took place in 1996 at the International Conference on Judaism and Contemporary Medicine. The video recording is courtesy of Dr. Michael-Moshe Akerman M.D. who is the director of the conference.

This presentation discusses complex medical issues. The views and opinions expressed here represent only those of each individual speaker and not that of Torah Café or the organizers of the conference. For the practical application of Torah views in individual cases please consult a Rabbi and Halachic authority who specializes in Jewish medical case law. While this presentation offers general guidelines, it should not be used or applied in individual cases due to the many varying details that are specific to each situation, as that can result in the Jewish legal decisions being different from those expressed here.