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Blood donor?

Yes
20 (66.7%)
No
5 (16.7%)
I would but I am ineligible.
5 (16.7%)

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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2018, 05:00:47 PM »
Just wanted to make a point that Judaism (as well as Jews) is not against helping others regardless of religion. And not just helping someone cross the street, but even giving blood. The reason that we do not donate organs while brain dead does not stem from an unwillingness to help a stranger. Rather we don't want to kill our relatives (even a minute before they die naturally) in order to help someone else.
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2018, 05:10:40 PM »
FTFY
Don't want to kill anyone at all.
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2018, 05:15:08 PM »
Don't want to kill anyone at all.
What happens when a Mothers life is in danger when carrying/delivering her child? I don't want to say priority so I hope you know what I am asking.
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2018, 05:19:46 PM »
What happens when a Mothers life is in danger when carrying/delivering her child? I don't want to say priority so I hope you know what I am asking.
Halacha tells us to save the mother over the child, I don't want to get into a discussion about why, someone else can handle that.
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2018, 05:23:14 PM »
Halacha tells us to save the mother over the child, I don't want to get into a discussion about why, someone else can handle that.
Not looking for a discussion. Is this widely accepted or one of those things I will get different answers?
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2018, 05:24:46 PM »
Not looking for a discussion. Is this widely accepted or one of those things I will get different answers?
AFAIK this is widely accepted, I'm not however, anywhere close to being a halachic authority obviously, and there cases get very complicated and have big people dealing with them.
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2018, 05:49:39 AM »
Have you ever donated blood when you had no idea who the recipient would be?
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2018, 07:12:13 PM »
Halacha tells us to save the mother over the child, I don't want to get into a discussion about why, someone else can handle that.
This until a certain point during delivery at which point we no longer favor one over the other. This is an explicit ruling and should not be up for debate.
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2018, 05:01:09 PM »

Also platelets. I hold the record at Maimonides for the quickest unit of platelets ever given.


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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2018, 05:50:33 PM »
Many times in the past, not recently for health reasons
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2018, 10:22:55 PM »
in those days the jewish places didnt really exist

I'll let you in on a little secret, when you go to "Jewish places" today, your blood goes to exactly the same place as the non-Jewish places. The only question is who gets paid for your blood.

It's basically a fundraiser for the organization making the drive

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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2018, 07:53:54 PM »
No because I don't like to see blood. If I knew you needed my type I would give.
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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2018, 08:26:23 PM »
Many times.

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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2018, 08:45:04 PM »
Yup

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Re: Are you a blood donor?
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2018, 09:22:03 PM »
What happens when a Mothers life is in danger when carrying/delivering her child? I don't want to say priority so I hope you know what I am asking.
Off topic but...
The idea that a fetus is alive is not a Jewish concept. Hence valuing the mother's life over the fetus. We greatly value a fetus as close to life but it is not considered alive. There are many circumstances, depending on the legal authority, where terminating the pregnancy is allowed and sometimes even advised. It is not murder. Period.