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Hindus are not prohibited by religious law from donating their organs, according to the Hindu Temple Society of North America.

Organ and tissue donation is an issue that is left to the individual church member.

The 70th General Convention of the Episcopal Church recommends and urges “all members of this Church to consider seriously the opportunity to donate organs after death that others may live, and that such decision be clearly stated to family, friends, church and attorney.” The Greek Orthodox Church supports donation as a way to better human life in the form of transplantation, or research that will lead to improvements in the prevention of disease. Although they have no formal resolution, their opposition is associated with their belief in the afterlife.

Organ and tissue donation is considered an act of charity and love, and transplants are morally and ethically acceptable to the Vatican.

Related Link: Pope Francis Supports Organ Donation — a “Testimony of Love for Our Neighbor.” The Christian Church encourages organ and tissue donation, stating that we were created for God’s glory and for sharing God’s love.

The decision to will or donate one’s own body organs or tissue for medical purposes, or the decision to authorize the transplant of organs to tissue from a deceased family member is made by the individual or the deceased member’s family.