Does a body part taken from a dead person, and transplanted onto a live person lose its Tumah?

[May a kohen enter a room where there is someone who received a body part transplant from a dead person?]


Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach printed in שבט מיהודה חלק ג' דף ת"ו writes that once the limb is attached to the person, it is like it is back alive.

However, it is possible that Rav Elyashiv would disagree with this. Because he writes [printed in Kovetz Teshuvos 4/pg.124]that if it was a limb that had an obligation of burial while detached, that obligation still exists when it is latter attached. "The limb does not become back alive." enter image description here enter image description here

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    Note that R Elyashiv is focusing on the mitzvah of burial. It is possible that if the organ is within the body, it would still not impart impurity to others due to the concept of tumah beluah. – Joel K Jul 13 '18 at 7:35
  • @JoelK - That is what I meant, but I just edited to make it clearer. – פרי זהב Jul 13 '18 at 12:06

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