Religious panel supports organ donation

Representatives of the Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish and Latter-day Saint faiths recently held an open religious panel at the Salt Lake City Library, where they unanimously agreed the act to save another’s life through organ donation is not only noble, but also one of Christ-like love.

To kick off national organ donation month, each representative addressed how members of their respective faiths should look at organ donation.

“Baptists and evangelicals would view the donation of organs after we’re through with them as just simply a good stewardship of what God has given us,” said Rodger Russel, a Baptist pastor.

“Our opportunity to use [our organs] to meet the needs of others would be very much viewed the same way as leaving an inheritance to a charity, an educational institution or hospital.”

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