Organ Donation and Religion

Australia is a diverse and multicultural community. It is important that all members of our community feel confident that their views on organ and tissue donation and transplantation are respected.

For this reason,  the practices of organ and tissue donation and transplantation take into account the many different cultural, ethical, spiritual and religious views of all those concerned.

The need to respect different religious beliefs and viewpoints gives added importance to ensuring that each person makes an informed decision about donation in accordance with their religious and cultural belief system.

The vast majority of religions support organ and tissue donation as an act of charity and good will.

For an overview of the position of many religions regarding organ and tissue donation and transplantation, Download a Fact Sheet on Organ Donation and your Religion

For more information about your religion and organ donation or tissue donation, please speak to your religious or spiritual advisor.