United Methodist Beliefs: Organ Donation
Do you have questions about the meaning of some of the terms and teachings of The United Methodist Church? In the Reflections on our Faith series, we ask clergy to share their understanding of topics. No preaching, just conversation. In this episode we discuss organ donation with the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe with the Board of Church and Society.
The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, Board of Church and Society: “United Methodists are committed to medicine and to science and ways of healing all. Because we believe in healthcare for all, we believe that organ donation and transplantation is a gift that we can give back. It is one of the great gifts that many of us in our own families have supported our family members and those we love to make this kind of donation. We know that sometimes it is a hard decision but that it gives you and your family an opportunity to think about ways that you can contribute that you may not have considered. Organ donation is a gift of love and we hope that it is one that you will prayerfully consider.”
Organ Tissue and Donor Sunday is celebrated each November in the church.
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This video was first posted on November 2, 2017.