Pro Organ Donation Essay

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Saving Lives: One Organ at a Time Presently, there are over one hundred thousand individuals waiting for a vital organ transplant on the national waiting list. And according to the LifeCenter Organ Donor Network, a new name is added to that list every ten minutes. Unfortunately, society has fabricated many myths about organ donation, causing a myriad of potential organ donors to change their view on the concept. But the need for organ donors continues to rise with every day that passes. Although many tend to trust the information provided by society concerning organ donation, it is actually true that this information is untruthful and partial, and the act of restoring a life comes with far more advantages than disadvantages. Developments …show more content…
Most people do not believe in organ donation for religious reasons. Most will not donate their organs because of the belief that they will need them in the afterlife. The afterlife is the belief that once a person dies, the soul repeats its steps. This requires all parts of the body to be present, undamaged, and whole because the soul reclaims its corporal shape. Some Christians view organ donation as mutilating and defacing the body. The Bible states, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” (English Standard Version, 1 Co. 6. 19-20). This verse is used to support the idea that organs should not be gathered from the body and makes organ donation a highly controversial subject within the Christian faith as well as in other religions. But according to Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, “All major religions in the world view organ donation as [an] act of charity or make it [the act of donating organs] clear that it is a decision to be left up to the individual or family.” Additionally, there are many verses throughout the Bible that can be used to offer support for organ donation. For example, in the New Testament, “If you really fulfill …show more content…
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