Religion & Organ Donation

Outlined below is a little information regarding the attitudes of some of the major religions towards organ donation. Most religions have no objections to, or support organ donation

Buddhist Helping others is fundamental to Buddhist beliefs. In general, supportive of organ donation

Christian No objections to organ donation

Jehovah’s Witnesses Members are advised that organ donation and transplantation is a matter of individual choice. What is objected to is the transfer of blood

Hindu No objections to organ donation

Jewish No objection to the principle of organ donation and transplantation but may not accept brainstem death and the retrieval of organs in certain circumstances

Muslim In 1995, the Muslim Law Council UK issued a directive in support of organ donation and transplantation

Sikh No objections to organ donation

Further information is available from the Transplant Co-ordinators or from the appropriate religious advisers

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