Judeo-Christian Facts about Organ Donation:
- Jewish Law proclaims the truth of the commandment in Leviticus 19:16 : "Thou shall not stand idly by the blood of thy neighbor." The duty to save life supersedes any other law. There is one principle that can be singled out for its prominence in Jewish bioethical discourse: the sanctity of human life and the duty to save and preserve it wherever possible.
- "Giving oneself and one's possessions voluntarily for the wellbeing of others and without compulsion is a Christian duty." The Church of England, on organ donation.
- Remember, All major religions support organ & tissue donation and believe it's act of human kindness.
- Death need not be the final comment of our lives. Instead of one stone marker at the head of our grave, there could be living memorials, real people with real families whose lives have been put back together through the gift of life. This is Christianity at it best: sharing one's own life for the purpose of helping someone else.