Religious Perspectives Part 2

Part 2 for Religious Perspectives

United Methodist

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Methodists are encouraged to receive or to donate their organs, eyes and tissues to restore any of the senses or to enhance health.

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Shinto

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In Shinto, the dead body is considered to be impure and dangerous, and thus quite powerful. According to E. Narnihira in his article, “Shinto Concept Concerning the Dead Human Body”, injuring a dead body is a serious crime. or pathological anatomy. The Japanese regards them all in the sense of injuring a dead body.”

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Protestant

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Protestants envisage man as being an integral part of the human community as a whole. They favor donation; medical advances such as transplantation are considered to be positive as long as they are beneficial to man, if it relieves pain without altering their dignity.

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Presbyterian

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Presbyterians encourage and support donation. The Presbyterian religion respects individual conscience and the right to make decisions regarding one’s own body.

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Lutheran

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Organ, eye and tissue donation for transplants is approved because it contributes to the well-being of humanity, as long as they are not sold. Designating one’s wishes to be a donor is part of the recommended arrangements to be done by Lutherans.

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Judaism

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The human body is sanctified by Judaism. Saving human life is considered to be superior to maintaining the sanctity of the human body. The donor must be brain dead and a direct transplantation is preferred. The saving of a life takes precedence over nearly every Jewish ritual and civil law. Contrary to common myth, all [...]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Blood transfusion is banned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, provided that organs and tissues are completely drained of blood before transplantation, they do not oppose donating or receiving organs. Donation is not encouraged but is a matter of individual conscience.

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