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How does my faith view organ donation?

Deciding to give the gift of life is a very personal decision, and one factor that might affect your decision is your faith.

Did you know: All major religions in the U.S. support donation as a final act of compassion and generosity. We coordinate with families and hospitals to make sure donors’ beliefs, practices, and ceremonies are respected. So, no matter what your faith is, remember that anyone can register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor online, by mail, or at the DMV. 

Visit this page for more in-depth information on religious views on organ, eye and tissue donation. If you have further questions about your religion and donation, please speak with your faith leader for more guidance.  

Share with your faith community: National Donor Sabbath 

Observed annually in November, faith leaders from many religions participate in National Donor Sabbath educate faith-based communities about the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. 

Congregations learn more about the critical organ donation shortage, celebrate life and pray for those affected by donation and transplantation.