Religious Perspectives Part 1

Accordion listing for different religious perspectives

Islam

2019-02-25T18:30:45+00:00

The Islamic Code of Medical Ethics (1981) strongly approves donation thus: “if the living are able to donate, then the dead are even more; so no harm will afflict the cadaver if the heart, kidneys, eyes or arteries are taken and put to good use in a living person. This is indeed charity.”

Islam2019-02-25T18:30:45+00:00

Hinduism

2019-02-11T16:27:46+00:00

No religious law prohibits Hindus from donating their organs, eyes and tissues. Hindu mythology does contain traditions of use of body parts to benefit others, and there are no religious constraints to living or deceased donation. The act of donation is an individual decision.

Hinduism2019-02-11T16:27:46+00:00

Greek Orthodox

2019-02-11T16:27:31+00:00

There is no opposition to donation. However, use of the donated organs, eyes and tissues has to improve human life. Transplantation and research can be done as long as they will lead to progress in the treatment and prevention of disease.

Greek Orthodox2019-02-11T16:27:31+00:00

Episcopal

2019-02-11T16:27:12+00:00

The Episcopal Church passed a resolution in 1982 that recognizes the life-giving benefits of organ, eye, tissue and blood donation.

Episcopal2019-02-11T16:27:12+00:00

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

2019-02-11T16:26:54+00:00

The Christian Church does not prohibit organ, eye and tissue donation. They feel that it is a personal decision to be made in conjunction with family and medical personnel.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)2019-02-11T16:26:54+00:00

Catholicism (Roman Catholic)

2019-02-11T16:26:35+00:00

The Vatican considers transplants ethically and morally acceptable and donation is encouraged as an act of charity. Pope John Paul II, in an address to the participants of the Society for Organ Sharing said, “With the advent of organ transplantation, which began with blood transfusion, man has found a way to give of himself, of [...]

Catholicism (Roman Catholic)2019-02-11T16:26:35+00:00

Buddhism

2019-02-11T16:26:14+00:00

No specific law or doctrine governs donation. It is a matter of individual conscience. Everyone is free to make their own choice.

Buddhism2019-02-11T16:26:14+00:00

Baptist

2019-08-01T15:27:12+00:00

Donation is supported as an act of charity and the church leaves the decision to donate up to the individual.

Baptist2019-08-01T15:27:12+00:00