Friday, May 11, 2007

Organ Donation

I had the privilege of being interviewed recently on organ donation for a wonderful article written The Intermountain Catholic's Christine Young, entitled Religious leaders share views on organ donation. Here is my excerpt:

"'The Catholic church views organ donation in a favorable light,' said Deacon Scott Dodge of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, who serves as a chaplain at LDS Hospital. 'According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Organ donation is a noble and meritorious act and is to be encouraged as an expression of generous solidarity" (2296).

"'Through organ donation, we foster life,' said Dodge. 'For it to be morally acceptable, the organ donor must personally give explicit consent by signing up as a donor. Individuals are encouraged to express their consent to family members before their death, because in the end the family of the deceased must also consent to organ and tissue donations.'"

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