Jews urged to become organ donors

The Canadian Jewish News | Carolyn Blackman

TORONTO — It is absurd to think that Jews should not become organ donors, said Rabbi Reuven Bulka, spiritual leader of Congregation Machzikei Hadas in Ottawa.

Board chair of the Trillium Gift of Life Network and board member of Canadian Blood Services, Rabbi Bulka spoke last week at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation at an event sponsored by the synagogue and Beth Haminyan, with the assistance of Trillium Gift of Life.

Also speaking was Dr. Gary Levy, founder and former director of the multi-organ transplant program of the University Health Network. An organ donor and recipient also spoke.

The evening commemorated the first yahrtzeit of Allan Gould, a writer and former CJN columnist, whose family donated his organs after his sudden death from a brain aneurysm.
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