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Religious beliefs are often an important consideration for those contemplating organ, eye, and tissue donation or transplantation. The following is a summary concerning the various religious groups’ position on organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation to assist families in their decision.

AME & AME Zion (African Methodist Episcopal)
Amish
Assembly Of God
Baptist
Brethren
Buddhism
Catholicism
Christian Church (Disciples of God)
Christian Science
Episcopal
Greek Orthodox
Gypsies (Romany)
Hinduism
Independent Conservative Evangelical
Islam
Jehovah's Witnesses
Judaism
Lutheran
Mennonite
Moravian
Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
Pentecostal
Presbyterian
Protestantism
Quaker
Shinto
Unitarian Universalists
United Church of Christ
United Methodist
This section reprinted by permission of James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness

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