Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Organ donor's card

This morning I was invited to add my photo to a Facebook gallery of Israeli trendsetters who showcase their organ donor's card gallery. Obviously, I agreed, since organ donations are an explosive issue in Israeli society, as orthodox Jews oppose to harming the wholeness of the dead body, which means they oppose to donating organs. So there is always this or another argument about this topic in the news or media, and I feel it is important to take a stand.

Since this is a serious issue (too serious, perhaps) I decided to ask Nick the puppet to pose with me. This is one of the photos we took (gosh, I love my camera's remote control!).

I signed my card while going to the hospital with Mamisha, while she was getting chemo. It seemed that the moral thing to do, when my mother is being treated for cancer, is to add my little bit of good karma for her and all the other people who are suffering. It was the right thing to do.

I hope that you, wherever you are, carry your local version of an organ donor's card. We can help make this life a little more beautiful, especially during the holiday season. It is one simple thing we can all do in order improve the world we live in (and Nick thinks so too).


Tina said...

Good for your Sharona! Unfortunately I occasionally am part of the team that helps with the donation. When tradgedy strikes, there is a morsel of comfort knowing that several lives can be saved for every tradgedy...

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

Tt seems you have a very important work. And yes, I find it a great comfort. Thank you Tina.