Cultural & Religious Perspectives
Cultural practices and religious beliefs can influence how people view illness, medical treatments, death, grief and funeral rituals. They may also influence viewpoints on living organ donation and deceased organ donation, or differentiate between medical procedures which are life-enhancing or life-saving. Many religious groups endorse organ donation and/or respect a person’s right to make their own decision.
If you have questions about your own religious or spiritual practice and organ donation, speak with your religious or spiritual leader.