Deseret News: Myths about religion and organ donation cause hesitation  |  August 12, 2011

Overall, organ and tissue donation rates are rising, but not enough to fill the need of patients. There are still misconceptions about what various religions teach on the topic of donation. This article examines this discussion – an important read.

Says the article: “no major religion prohibits organ donation. Some faiths leave the decision up to the individual. Others actively encourage organ and tissue donation as an act of love and charity. Pope Benedict XVI has been outspoken in favor of donation and carried a donor card himself until he assumed the papal throne, according to the Vatican.”

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