Religion and Tissue Donation
International Tissue Donation
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U.S. Tissue Donation
Postmortem tissue donation means willing or donating your tissues for use in transplants or medical research, upon your death.
Postmortem means "done, occurring, or collected after death."
Tissues , in this instance, refers to such things as eyes, bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, and heart valves.
Organs , in this context, means internal body organs such as heart, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, and liver.
Most people donate their organs and tissues for transplant use; however some people donate just their organs or their tissues, and in most countries you have the option of excluding certain organs or tissues. (Also see Organ Donation)
Anyone who does not have the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) can usually become an organ or tissue donor, even people with hepatitis and cancer.
Religious Views on Organ Donation and Transplantation. Most religions support organ and tissue donation as a charitable act of love and giving. This site lists the position of over two dozen major world religions. Notable exceptions are Gypsies and Shinto. Jehovah's Witnesses require that all organs and tissues be completely drained of blood. OrganDonor.gov.
Organ and tissue donation policies and procedures vary from country to country, so it is important to know the laws in your country. Some countries have compulsory donations, while others may require legal proof of your intent to donate your organs or tissues before you die. Nearly all major religions approve of organ and tissue donations.
How to Become an Organ Donor in the UK. Add your name to the NHS Organ Donor Register and one day you may be able to save lives. All you need to do is fill out this form with your information and preferences and we will do the rest. NHS Blood and Transplant
How can you become an organ donor? According to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, anyone who is 18 or older and of sound mind, may become a donor when he or she dies. Minors may become donors with parent or guardian's consent. National Kidney Foundation.
Is the donor or the donor's family responsible for any of the costs associated with organ and tissue donation? No. The donor and the donor's family do not pay for any of the expenses associated with organ and tissue donation. National Kidney Foundation.
SCLERO.ORG is the world leader for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses, such as pulmonary hypertension. We are a service of the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network (ISN), which is a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation, established in 2002. Meet Our Team, or Volunteer. Donations may also be mailed to: