Oct 9, 2007

Organ Donation is a Christian Duty

The Church of England has declared Organ Donation as a Christian duty, in keeping with giving oneself and one's possessions freely. Body parts should not be mistaken for the person themselves, and the best way to treat them reverently is to use them to heal others, the Church said.

The Church was taking part in a House of Lords consultation on whether there should be an EU-wide position on organ donation. The Church said it would welcome the creation of a European donor pool.

The UK is currently considering switching from an opt-in to an opt-out system, in the hope of meeting a chronic organ shortage. Read more Here


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