Many religions consider organ donation to be a priceless gift and give their full support. Other religions leave the choice to the individual and fully support that decision. In Judaism, it is considered a great mitzvah and an honor to give the gift of life through organ donation. Followers of Islam are not only permitted to give their organs upon death or while living, but are encouraged to do so. The Vatican supports the act of organ donation for all Catholics and considers it an act of charity and love.
In fact, all major faiths support organ, eye and tissue donation. Donor Alliance has provided an online toolkit for you to share with your faith community. This includes: church bulletins, poster, seed packets and Pope cards for order, a sample sermon, talking points and ways to share information about the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation.
Share these resources with your faith community at any time throughout the year or encourage your faith community to celebrate National Donor Sabbath in November. Click here to see the toolkit!