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On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism and the entire family of Reform Judaism, we invite you to join in becoming an organ donor and thus to participate in the mitzvah of matan chaim--the gift of life.

Life, our tradition's highest value, is at the heart of our invitation. By becoming an organ donor you can join thousands who have placed themselves in a position to bring healing, hope and life to others. The Union invites you to choose to make this gift so that others may benefit. We invite you to share this discussion and decision with your family, friends and rabbi; as well as your medical, legal and additional health care providers.

Medical technology has given us the means to dignify, sanctify and sustain lives in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. We invite you to bring to that technology a response of holiness, purpose and life.

Jewish tradition teaches that we are partners with God in continuing and sustaining the daily miracles of creation. Organ and tissue donation are an extension of this partnership. Through donation, you have the unique and holy opportunity to give the gift of life and wellness from one of God's creations - you - to another. With your gift, you respond hineni to God's call.

Matan Chaim: The Gift of Life

An invitation and Q & A from Reform Judaism to become part of the program on organ and tissue donation. In advance, thank you for your gift of life.

Sponsored by Committees on Older Adults and Bio-Ethics. Co-Sponsored by Women of Reform Judaism.

Questions? Comments? Please contact the Department of Jewish Family Concerns.

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