Does the Bible say anything that would pertain to being, or NOT being, an organ donor? Are you an organ donor? What denomination or belief system do you follow? Did that impact your decision to be or not to be an organ donor?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I don't know whether the bible addresses the issue. I am an organ donor, and I'm a Catholic Christian. My faith did not impact my decision, at least not on a conscious level. I just checked the Catechsim of the Catholic Church to see if the Church has an official stance, and this is what I found (article #2296):
Organ transplants are in conformity with the moral law if the physical and psychological dangers and risks to the donor are proportionate to the good that is sought for the recipient. Organ donation after death is a noble and meritorous act and is to be encouraged as an expression of generous solidarity. It is not morally acceptable if the donor or his proxy has not given explicit consent. Moreover, it is not morally admissible directly to bring about the disabling mutilation or death of a human being, even in order to delay the death of other persons.
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