In May 2020, the law on organ donation in England changed to opt-out. This means that all adults in England will be 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.
The Jewish Organ Donor Association is a non-profit, independent, cross-communal organisation of senior Jewish clinicians and marketing experts.
Our aim is to raise awareness to Jews of a positive approach to organ donation to all. We advocate conversation and education which helps Jews to be confident and fully informed of their decision to proactively register to the organ donor register and faith declaration.
We are not a religious organisation and cannot comment on Jewish law (Halacha). We recommend speaking to your respected religious leader on these issues.
YOUR VIEW MATTERS
Our second survey is designed 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 any Jewish friends and family so we can sample a wide range of views of British Jewry.
Thank you in advance.
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IN THE NEWS
Latest media coverage of JODA
JEWISH DOCTORS CALL FOR URGENT CONVERSATION AROUND ORGAN DONATION
20 May, 2021
A year on from the law around organ donation changing in England, NHS Blood & Transplant and JODA UK are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant.
JEWISH DOCTORS LAUNCH SURVEY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ORGAN DONATION ISSUES
21 March, 2021
A group of Jewish doctors is hoping a new survey will help medics to better understand the views and misconceptions about organ donation among British Jewry.
YONI JESNER’S BROTHER BACKS NEW NHS ORGAN DONATION SCHEME
7 July, 2020
Ari Jesner, sibling of British teen killed in a suicide bombing in Israel in 2002 whose kidney saved a Palestinian girl’s life, calls it a 'tremendous opportunity'.
CHIEF RABBI BACKS NEW ORGAN DONATION SYSTEM IN ENGLAND
19 May, 2020
New law, which will only come into effect after pandemic, contains sufficient religious safeguards, his office says.
JODA PRESENTS SURVEY TO BRITISH TRANSPLANT SOCIETY ANNUAL CONGRESS 2020
4 March, 2020
Mark Wittenberg and Eddie Hammerman presented the UK Jewish community's views and attitudes towards organ donation following a survey.
SURVEY FINDS 'SIGNIFICANT CONFUSION' OVER ORGAN DONATION AMONG JEWS
22 January, 2020
A new UK-wide survey of Jews has found “significant confusion” over organ donation as communal and religious bodies brace themselves for the switch to an “opt-out” system this spring.
VOICE OF THE JEWISH NEWS: IT’S A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
19 January, 2020
Jewish News editorial: A huge new survey of British Jews' views on organ donation this week showed we are far more ready to donate organs than the average Brit – a quite staggering finding.
BBC RADIO LEEDS INTERVIEW
19 January, 2020
JODA UK CEOand Co-founder, Eddie Hammerman speaks to BBC local radio Sunday morning shows about how Jews are more likely to be registered as an organ donor
POLL SHOWS JEWS MORE LIKELY THAN UK AVERAGE TO CARRY ORGAN DONOR CARD
14 January, 2020
Research conducted by new communal group shows 47 percent have opted in, as Chief Rabbi poised to make key announcement on the issue.
Director and Co-founder JODA UK
Eddie is the managing director at marketing and communications agency, The 10 Group. He is a recovering BBC and TalkRADIO journalist and was one of the UK’s youngest national radio producers, breaking news and sport stories during the formative days of talkSPORT. Today, he leads on national and global campaigns for clients and is a regular contributor on brand issues for BBC News. Eddie a former council member of Elstree and Borehamwood Synagogue and contributes to the growth of Yavneh community.