The coordinating voice for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Minority Ethnic transplant donation

What about my faith?

Many people are concerned that organ donation may conflict with their religious beliefs. Research has suggested that this worry might be more common amongst people from black and minority ethnic than white ethnic groups.

In fact none of the major religions in the UK expressly prohibits organ donation. Organ donation is, however, a personal choice and there are different schools of thought within each religion.

NHS Blood  and Transplant (NHSBT) has worked closely with leaders of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism to research attitudes and religious teaching on organ donation. The following information, which is adapted from the NHSBT website, may help you to reconcile your faith and signing up to the organ donor register.