Organ donation & Judaism. Your opinion matters
In May 2020 the law on organ donation in England changed to opt-out. This means that all adults in England are considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.

We are a group of senior Jewish clinicians who are interested in gathering a wide range of views about the change in the law and implications for our community. Our first survey, which gained a great deal of interest amongst the UK transplant authorities, showed that UK Jewry is broadly supportive of organ donation but lacked guidance and information.

This is our second survey and we have designed it to understand whether the community's views and attitudes have changed over the past year.

The survey will only be live for a short time, so if you could complete it now it would be appreciated.

It should take less than two minutes to complete and is totally anonymous and voluntary.

Please complete only once (18+ UK only) then share the link with Jewish friends and family so we can sample a wide range of views of British Jewry.

Thank you in advance.

Jewish Organ Donor Association

If you have been affected by issues raised or would like to find out more information, please go to:

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/helping-you-to-decide/your-faith-and-beliefs/judaism/
What is your gender? *
Where do you live? *
What is your age? *
With which of the following Jewish denominations do you identify? *
How often do you typically engage with Jewish communal activities; for example religious services or online events? *
Please indicate your understanding of the Jewish approach to organ donation *
Are you registered as an organ donor? *
Before taking part in this survey, were you aware the law on organ donation in England had changed to an opt-out system? *
Since the change in organ donation law, which of the following relate to your actions? *
If you are registered as an organ donor, what were your reasons? Please select all that apply
If you have opted out of organ donation, which of the following best relates to your reasons? Please select all that apply
Have you had a discussion with your next of kin about your wishes regarding organ donation? *
Would you accept an organ transplant for yourself or your family should you need it? *
Which of the following best relate to your view on receiving and donating? *
How clear do you feel Judaism's position on organ donation is? *
Please indicate the last time you were aware of your Jewish religious leader discussing organ donation *
Please indicate the last time you discussed organ donation with friends or family *
If your family member was on the organ donor register and, following a serious accident with no chance of recovery you were asked for your permission to donate their organs, please indicate your likely action *
If your family member was not on the organ donor register (and had not opted out) and, following a serious accident with no chance of recovery, you were asked for your permission to donate their organs, please indicate your likely action *
Thinking about the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on your outlook, which of the following relate to your view ? *
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If you decide to sign up to the organ donation register, there is the option of completing a personal statement which takes a person's faith beliefs into account. Were you aware of the statement? *
A new personal statement outlines what NHS Blood and Transplant commit to do to support donation, particularly in relation to your Jewish faith. It includes speaking to your family and Rabbi (should you wish) about how organ or tissue donation can go ahead in line with your faith. Which of the following relate to your view? *
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